Episode 7 Employment Part 1 – What is employment?

By Haroon Akram-Lodhi

Enlarging human capabilities can require access to employment that is safe, secure and fairly paid. But around the world we are seeing an increasing share of employment being unsafe, insecure, and poorly paid. Can employment that supports the ability of people to live the life to which they aspire be promoted?

A great deal of global work is unpaid. A large share of the globally-employed work informally, without legal status. These are the realities of work in the 21st century.