Low-skilled workers tend to have jobs that are less likely to foster foundational skills. This worsens skills gaps and income inequality.
How are digital platforms overtaking the state and how can we regain control?
Labour-market data from online sources can identify emerging occupations and skill demand, helping policymakers prepare better for future needs.
Labour-market data on LGBTQIA+ people is limited, but there is some evidence that those in same-sex partnerships experience discrimination.
Risks to job quality from digital technologies: are industrial relations in Europe ready for the challenge?
The paper extends the debate about the future of work beyond employment and pay, to a consideration of job quality more broadly.
Europe should investigate the possibility of ‘digital frontier worker’ status for cross-border remote workers.
How do gender stereotypes and gendered work segregation, and digitalisation and automation, result in a vicious cycle of digital gender inequality?
What does the future look like for the self-employed and what does it mean for traditional workers?
A timely discussion about the role AI plays in job quality
Policymakers should strengthen the role of social partners in the adoption of AI technology to protect workers’ bargaining power.
The self-employed are a diverse group, but they can help us better understand the drivers of well-being at work and help design better policies.
A review of changes in the way we work.
Annual Conference of the Future of Work and Inclusive Growth project
What is job quality and why does it matter?
For many newly emerging jobs, labour-market mismatches prevail as workers and firms are unable to apply precise occupation taxonomies and training lag
To improve wellbeing at work, job quality policy should pay more attention to imbalances in job content and the social environment at work.
What is the current state of pensions policy in Europe and how are independent workers treated compared with their traditionally employed counterparts
How is online labour different from remote work?
How can AI education improve workers' experience?
We investigate how labour demand and supply elasticities relate to an exogenous change in platform policy.
An end of year series of digital discussions on the Future of Work and Inclusive Growth in Europe.
A European initiative strengthening rights for gig workers is welcome. A digitised economy should also be inclusive.
Skills, data and financing shortcomings constrain artificial-intelligence innovation in Europe.
To accelerate the roll-out of AI technology across the European Union, policymakers should alleviate constraints to adoption faced by firms.
The effects of digital technology on work and wages.
We define biometric technologies as AI technologies that rely on biometric data to derive inferences about the individual whose data is collected.
Addressing employers’ and employees’ challenges.
Laura Nurski, Sabine Theresia Köszegi and Giuseppe Porcaro explore the relationship between artificial intelligence and job transformation and ask whe
The digital transition should be managed – and taxed – alongside other societal transitions, but any tax on companies that replace employees with aut
The pandemic has shown workers and employers that another way to work is possible. The European Union should develop a framework to facilitate hybrid
More remote working in the wake of the pandemic could exacerbate wage inequality, with young workers, women and the low educated potentially losing ou
What will be the impact of automation on the economy? Bruegel's own Giuseppe Porcaro discusses with Aaron Benanav, Laura Nurski, and Alexis Moraitis.
European countries must do more to tackle the vaccine uptake gap. Vaccination data should be published at the maximum granularity level so researchers
Post-pandemic hybrid work models should be carefully planned, taking into account individual and organisational needs.
Employers and artificial intelligence developers should ensure new technologies work for workers by making them trustworthy, easy to use and valuable
What challenges and opportunities does technology bring to the labour market?
The pandemic has shown that many workers can efficiently work remotely, with benefits for wellbeing and even productivity. The European Union should d
Join us for a presentation of 'New Frontiers: The Origins and Content of New Work, 1940 — 2018' by David Autor, followed by a discussion.
EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit joins Bruegel for a conversation around the future of work.
Algorithmic management is the twenty-first century’s scientific management. Job quality measures should be included explicitly in health and safety ri
What makes one vision more desirable than another is not its neutrality, but whether it can better serve one’s goals in the context of where those goa
The experiences of the self-employed could give a glimpse into the future of work for knowledge workers in a post-pandemic world.
COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in the fastest-moving countries show signs of reinforcing inequality. European Union countries can avoid these pitfalls
How can we protect platform workers while preserving the opportunities and benefits that are generated by the sharing economy?
To promote well-being and shared prosperity, EU decision-makers will need to show the same desire for competition beyond the boundaries of digital mar
Even before the pandemic, youth unemployment in the European Union was three times higher than among the over-55s. COVID-19 threatens to undo the last