Quotation Bloom, David E., McKenna, Mathew J., Prettner, Klaus. 2019. Global employment and decent jobs, 2010-2030: The forces of demography and automation. International Social Security Review. 72 43-78.




Globally, an estimated 734 million jobs will be required between 2010 and 2030 to accommodate recent and ongoing demographic shifts, account for plausible changes in labour force participation rates, and achieve target unemployment rates of at or below 4 per cent for adults and at or below 8 per cent for youth. The facts that most new jobs will be required in countries where “decent” jobs are less prevalent and workers in many occupations are increasingly subject to risks of automation further compound the challenge of job creation, which is already quite sizable in historical perspective. Failure to create the jobs that are needed through 2030 would put currently operative social security systems under pressure and undermine efforts to guarantee the national social protection floors enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Social Security Review
Language English
Title Global employment and decent jobs, 2010-2030: The forces of demography and automation
Volume 72
Year 2019
Page from 43
Page to 78
Reviewed? Y
URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/issr.12213
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/issr.12213
Open Access N


Prettner, Klaus (Details)
Bloom, David E. (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States/USA)
McKenna, Mathew J. (Georgetown University Law School, United States/USA)
Department of Economics (Crespo Cuaresma) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5371 Macroeconomics (Details)
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