Episode 7 Episode 7 Employment Part 4 – The precariat

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?

Transforming precarious work into decent work requires recognizing the jobs the people are uniquely qualified to do, and which cannot be automated.