News on Building partnerships on the Future of Work

  1. Old-age labour market transition and poverty in Korea

    10 April 2023

    This study makes use of KLIPS (Korea Labour Income and Panel Study) data from 2001 to 2019 to categorise changes in the labour market status of the elderly in their 50s and 60s in Korea, and compares trends and changes in demographic characteristics, income, and poverty by type (of labour market participation). Results of such a labour trajectory classification suggest that there are various paths other than the traditional path of retaining a primary job until retirement age and then retiring in time for the old-age pension.

  2. Rural women’s transitions in and out of employment in India since COVID-19

    29 March 2023

    This brief discusses the transitions of rural women in and out of employment since the start of the global pandemic in response to changes in the household due to the COVID-19 crisis. We postulate that these household changes, i.e. loss of employment by other household members, increase in household size, and increase in unpaid care work, affected women’s exit and entry into employment. The key findings highlight the complex coping strategies at the household level where women’s work – paid and unpaid – plays a critical role. This brief summarizes the paper Bárcia de Mattos, Fernanda; Dasgupta, Sukti; Esquivel, Valeria; and Ghani, Sajid (2023), "Push and Pull Factors and Women's Rural Employment in India since Covid-19," Review of Agrarian Studies, vol. 12, no. 2.

  3. Policy dialogue between the EU and NEDLAC on Digital labour platforms

    07 March 2023

    This policy dialogue was organized under the project “Building partnerships on the future of work” funded by the European Commission.

  4. Labour market transitions in South Africa and Indonesia: A descriptive analysis using panel data

    01 March 2023

  5. Participation and employment in seven developing economies: An age-period-cohort analysis

    09 February 2023

    This paper aims at comparing various characteristics of labour force participation and employment, either formal or informal, for both men and women in several emerging or developing economies of different regions using pseudo panels and the Age-Period-Cohort (APC) method.

  6. Structural Changes in Brazilian Employment (2002-2021)

    06 January 2023

    The paper explores the structural changes in employment in Brazil during the period comprehended between 2002 and 2021, subdivided into three sub-periods: 2002-2014, sustained growth and expansion; 2015-2019, political and economic crises; and 2019-2021, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on the labour market.

  7. What has been driving work-to-work transitions in the emerging world? A comparative study of Indonesia and South Africa

    16 December 2022