The analysis of the future of work is sandwiched between two megatrends. On the one hand, there is the renewed hyper-globalisation in the services sector, reinforced by progress in digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence, and on the other hand, there is a relocation of production and services linked to the imperative of the green transformation. Two […]
There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and live. To avoid long-term scarring effects and promote good working lives, a comprehensive policy agenda must deliver job quality, together with measures supporting individuals through the life course, and a fair and inclusive labour market. Covid-19 was a critical event […]
Echoing the famous feminist mantra ‘one is not born, but rather becomes a woman’ this article argues in a similar vein that ‘one is not born (un)productive, but rather becomes so’, to highlight the socially constructed and highly gendered dimension of this core economic concept of productivity. The beginning of a new year is the […]
Structuring the domestic and home care sector is the only way to reach the Care strategy targets of quality, affordability and accessibility of care services. In its Care strategy, released on 7 September 2022, the European Commission recognises the role of home care and community-based services in the care policy mix and the role of […]
With the rapidly approaching climate breakdown and automation of many work processes, a shorter working week becomes a realistic alternative.
There seems to be a new consensus on the effects of new technology (digitalisation, automation, robotisation etc.) on labour.