The project on the Future of Work and Inclusive Growth marked its first anniversary in 2021. The project team closely analysed the impact of technology on the nature, quantity and quality of work, welfare systems and inclusive growth at large. That included exploring the role of technology and AI in reshaping society, particularly when subject to extreme stress (eg during a pandemic), and considering those who have been most affected by these forces in the short and long terms.
Our researchers also started a transatlantic expert exchange on the topic of the future of work, in order to feed into current and future EU-US policy dialogues and to develop policy ideas to address challenges related to the future of work. Moreover, we have continued to look into the issues of convergence and divergence within the EU single market, with a particular focus on identifying how the process of convergence itself links to greater inclusiveness of the different segments of society across the EU.
Exploring the potential, ethics and the willingness of people to automatise unpaid domestic work.
Leaders maintain a belief that employee collaboration is negatively impacted by remote work, but the evidence to support this assumption is mixed.
How can we equip people with the skills they need to adapt to a rapidly changing labour market?
How flexible are remote jobs?
This case study illustrates the drivers of and barriers to AI adoption by organisations, and acceptance of AI by workers in the public sector.
A compilation of research outputs from the transatlantic expert group project, in e-book format.
In this podcast episode, we explore how the patriarchy intersects with economy, society and polity.
A dashboard that monitors the uptake and inequality of telework in the EU across countries, years, occupations and socio-demographic groups.
Digital automation has affected working conditions quite broadly, beyond job loss, in several other important ways.
High-capacity broadband infrastructure will be a key enabler of a forward-looking recovery after COVID-19.
How do gender stereotypes and gendered work segregation, and digitalisation and automation, result in a vicious cycle of digital gender inequality?
Policymakers should strengthen the role of social partners in the adoption of AI technology to protect workers’ bargaining power.
A review of changes in the way we work.
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.
People with less education are also less able and willing to participate in training; understanding why is essential to prevent a widening skill gap.
Given new remote working arrangements, online gigs can be completed in the lowest-cost locations; they’re mainly done by workers in large cities.
Low-skill workers have seen faster wage growth than high-skill workers in many EU countries, contrary to the United States.
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.
Europe should investigate the possibility of ‘digital frontier worker’ status for cross-border remote workers.
Self-employed women are at a wealth disadvantage, according to ECB household finance data, and thus have more to gain from policies that spur saving.
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.
The lowest income households are suffering disproportionally from the current inflation increase, with rising energy prices the main culprit.
A selection of charts from Bruegel’s weekly newsletter, analysis of the year and what it meant for the economy in Europe and the world.
The scope of the Digital Markets Act has emerged as one of the most contentious issues in the regulatory discussion. Here, we assess which companies c
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.
The pandemic has disproportionately affected women both professionally and at home. Although the gender gap in labour force participation since the on
The G20 is not doing enough to support strong, balanced, sustainable and inclusive growth in the wake of COVID-19, with the poorest countries left beh
Online job postings indicate that demand from top tech firms for frontier IT skills is about double their demand for other IT skills.
Policymakers should act to deal with labour-market concentration trends that potentially harm workers, especially gig workers and the self-employed.
More remote working in the wake of the pandemic could exacerbate wage inequality, with young workers, women and the low educated potentially losing ou
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