OECD Publication: The Future of Work

OECD published its annual report on jobs and employment, presenting new evidence on changes in job stability, underemployment and the share of well-paid jobs. The report discusses how labour market regulation might be used to extend rights and protections beyond standard employees, as well as to rebalance bargaining power between employers and workers. It analyses how collective bargaining and social dialogue can be mobilised to address emerging challenges in the labour market, looking at the role of government, social partners and new forms of collective organisation.

Raphaela Hyee contributed to the chapter "Left on your own? Social protection when labour markets are in flux". The chapter assesses challenges for social protection policies in a changing world of work and presents evidence of support gaps in public policies affecting different types of workers.Key policy challenges include a greater need for support resulting from greater employment instability or lower earnings among some groups; a reduced accessibility or adequacy of social protection measures that were designed around stable forms of dependent employment; and sustainability challenges, e.g. due to opportunities for avoiding participation in risk-sharing provisions.

Read the whole report online