More remote working in the wake of the pandemic could exacerbate wage inequality, with young workers, women and the low educated potentially losing out.
Post-pandemic hybrid work models should be carefully planned, taking into account individual and organisational needs.
What challenges and opportunities does technology bring to the labour market?
Algorithmic management is the twenty-first century’s scientific management. Job quality measures should be included explicitly in health and safety risk assessments for workplace artificial-intelligence systems.
This report explores the distribution of household wealth in the EU Member States and analyses the role of wealth in social mobility.
Less-educated workers have suffered most from job losses in the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is quite likely there was a significant increase in European Union income inequality in 2020.
The experiences of the self-employed could give a glimpse into the future of work for knowledge workers in a post-pandemic world.
Workers with low-educational levels suffered far worse than others in terms of COVID-19 related job losses during the first half of 2020 in the EU. Jobs for tertiary-educated workers even increased. Thus, the pandemic has increased income inequality, reinforcing the case for inclusive development.
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 decade of progress: policymakers must act to avoid Europe’s youth suffering the scarring effect.
It is time that the highest political level focuses on the risk of a lost generation.
A job polarisation trend has seen relatively more workers in the European Union employed in skilled and unskilled jobs, while mid-skilled jobs have been squeezed. Since the Great Recession, the supply of university graduates has risen, but the labour market’s demand for skills has not kept up. Graduates have, however, fared better than less-educated workers in terms of wages.
Testimony before the Economic Affairs Committee at the House of Lords, British Parliament on Employment and COVID-19.