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Flexibility, is it here to stay?
Graphic of a woman and a robot working on an orange planet. Social Security - Inter-American Development Bank - IDB

The flexible work agreements that first emerged in Europe in the 1990s to ease work-life balance are now a global trend that workers consider a right and a benefit, sometimes more valuable than salary. Explore this edition of our series to learn about flexible work agreements, the types of agreements available such as telework and flex time, and how they are transforming labor market, jobs, and human resources in Latin America and the Caribbean. Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Is flexibility for all jobs and all workers?

This trend has its own characteristics in Latin America and the Caribbean. The types of flexible work agreements available in the countries of the region don’t necessarily apply to all workplaces, jobs, or occupations. Learn more in this video.

Can flexibility in the informal sector be regulated?

IDB specialist Verónica Alaimo, explains in a few seconds the possible effects of flexible work regulation on the informal labor market. Listen here.

Flexibility: A benefit reserved to women?

David Kaplan and Claudia Piras, IDB specialists, discuss the risks of considering labor flexibility as a prerogative only for women workers. Listen here


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