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A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK ON THE FUTURE OF WORK

In this first number of The Future of Work in Latin America and the Caribbean, we introduce the topic from a general perspective. First, we explain the two great trends we believe will shape the labor market of the future: the technological tsunami and demographic aging. Their potential impacts in the labor market, as we discuss later, will be highly relevant for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Lastly, we identify actions or strategies that can be activated to face this still uncertain scenario.

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Videos

Latin America and the Caribbean and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Is this the first time technology transforms the labor market?

Population aging and the future of work

 

Who will lay the bricks?

 
Audios

Introduction: What's The Future of Work in Latin America and the Caribbean series about?

Marcelo Cabrol, Manager of the Social Sector at the IDB, introduces our series of interactive notes in this audio.

Audio 1: Automation and its impact in the labor market: what should we differentiate?

Mafe Polini, Senior Associate at the Communications Division, interviews Matías Busso, Lead Specialist at the IDB Research Department.

Audio 2: Will there be increased inequality in the future of work?

Laura Ripani, Principal Specialist at the Labor Markets Division, speaks with Julián Messina, Lead Specialist at the IDB Research Department.

Audio 3: How will the future of work look like for women?

Anamaría Núñez, Senior Associate of the Communications Division, interviews Monserrat Bustelo, Senior Specialist at the IDB Gender and Diversity Division. The analysis includes the opinion of Paul Oyer, economics professor and senior member at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Audio 4: The gig economy and worker protection

Mariano Bosch, Principal Specialist of the Labor Markets Division at the IDB, reflects upon the implications of the gig economy for social protection in Latin America and the Caribbean. The analysis includes the opinion of Ivo Correa (Uber) and Albert Cañigueral (Ouishare).

Audio 5: The role of the state in the future of work

Agustín Cáceres, Specialist at the Communications Division, interviews Laura Ripani and Carmen Pagés, Principal Specialist and Chief of the Labor Markets Division at the IDB, respectively.