As the pandemic upends livelihoods, exacerbates inequality and deepens uncertainty about the future of work, it also casts a spotlight on how economic systems have failed to create resilient communities. Technological change, urbanization, climate change and the restructuring of global trade have all evolved faster than the ability of global, regional and national institutions to […]
Small City Dreaming: Where to Look for the Demographic Dividend
Lately, policy makers and commentators have questioned whether the “demographic dividend” could turn into a “disaster,” as countries struggle to create enough productive jobs for their ballooning youth populations. So far, research has focused less on the geography of the demographic dividend. Where are these young people who seek productive work? Where can their economic potential be fulfilled?