Demographics and the Future of Work (FoW)

10 October 2022
ABOUT THIS Brief

This brief looks at the general findings from global literature on demographic trends, while also unveiling specific demographic concerns of the Global South.

Global discourse on the future of work often foregrounds technological acceleration and climate change, but global transitions in demography will also shape labor markets in profound ways.

This brief looks at the general findings from global literature on demographic trends, while also unveiling specific demographic concerns of the Global SouthÑ viz. demographic window and the need for new labor market institutions, skills, and technology, and gender gaps in participation ratesÑ which are themselves internally diverse, while attempting to link these population dynamics to the quest for a better world of work.

This brief is authored by Ramiro Albrieu and published by the JustJobs Network and Red Sur, with support from International Development Research Centre (IDRC Canada).