In her chapter on the potential of ASEAN’s digital transformation, JJN President and Executive Director Sabina Dewan explores employment impacts of the region’s major digital trends and how regional cooperation is critical to leverage economic advantages.
“Around the world, the pandemic is rendering once-safe jobs potentially unviable. What must governments do to keep the ambition of full, productive and decent employment for all alive?” JJN President and Executive Director Sabina Dewan contributes an article to the latest report by the United Nations Association – UK and Witan Media “Sustainable Development Goals. Building Back Better”
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?
On average, 4.75 million people are added to the labour force in India per year, an analysis of labour bureau data over a period of four years from 2012 shows. This is less than half the 12 million that people think enter the labour force on an annual basis.