The Future of Work

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During the twentieth century, welfare states were instrumental in confining economic and social inequalities. Yet, the ongoing technological transformation has changed the way people work. The changing nature of risks associated with new forms of employment may require redefining employment relationships and redesigning current social protection systems. This chapter reviews the challenges for universal social protection in a rapidly changing world of work and discusses policy options for social protection systems that protect and stimulate human development with a focus on developed countries. After a review of current trends and predictions as to how the future of work might look like, this chapter discusses the implications for social protection and the welfare state and possible solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on Social Protection Systems
EditorsMarkus Loewe, Esther Schüring
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781839109119
ISBN (Print)9781839109102
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2021

JEL classifications

  • j21 - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
  • o15 - "Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration"

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