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Work for human development

Author: Jahan Selim; United Nations Development Programme.
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : United Nations Development Programme, 2015.
Series: Human development report, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Over the last decade, most countries have improved levels of human development. But progress may be slowing as uncertainty intensifies globally. This report examines vulnerabilities that endanger human development, focusing especially on the poorest. Most threats are structural and persistent and linked with life cycle vulnerabilities. Identifying policy measures to reduce threats and increase human resilience is  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jahan Selim; United Nations Development Programme.
ISBN: 9789211263985 9211263980
OCLC Number: 936070939
Description: ix, 272 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Work and human development : analytical links. Work is broader than jobs ; Work in difference stages of the lifestyle ; Work enhances human development ; The link between work and human development is not automatic ; Work that damages human development ; Workers at risk ; Conclusions --
Human development and work : progress and challenges. The scale of human progress and contributions of work ; Serious human deprivations, but considerable human potential not in use ; Further human development challenges ; Human development : looking forward --
The changing world of work. Structural transformation of work ; Technological revolution ; Globalizing work ; Work in a digital age ; New frontiers for work ; The Modern workforce ; Promises as yet unfulfilled ; Implications for human development ; Conclusions --
Imbalances in paid and unpaid work. Disparities in the world of paid work ; Imbalances in unpaid work ; Emerging challenges : care gaps, health shocks and climate change ; Towards a rebalancing : expanding choices, empowering people ; Conclusions --
Moving to sustainable work. Setting the context : goals for sustainable development ; Sustainability in the human development framework ; Work and sustainable development ; Sustainable development goals revisted : what they imply for work ; Conclusions --
Enhancing human development through work. Strategies for creating work opportunities ; Strategies for ensuring workers' well-being ; Strategies for targeted action ; An agenda for action : three pillars ; Conclusions.
Series Title: Human development report, 2015.
Responsibility: director and lead author, Selim Jahan.


Explores how work can enhance human development, given that the world's workforce is changing rapidly, and even with progress, significant human development challenges still remain. It takes a broad  Read more...


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