Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

Work-life transitions: Are they becoming more turbulent?

This podcast episode aims to explore labour market transition patterns to enhance global knowledge of such patterns for informed and timely policymaking, particularly in emerging and developing countries, and identifies the role digitalization plays as a driver of changing transition patterns but also as a facilitator of transitions.

Audio | 27 July 2022

Life is about transitions--at work, in our personal lives, as we age. Diverse megatrends – from demographics to climate change, from globalization to technological advances and digitalization – are transforming the world of work in ways that are presenting, sometimes new turbulence to the difficult transitions throughout our lives, What’s more, the COVID pandemic has further added to the transitions we’re facing. A solid understanding of labour market transition patterns and of people’s aspirations and needs is essential to ensuring protected and effective transitions. This episode aims to enhance global knowledge of such patterns for informed and timely policymaking, particularly in emerging and developing countries and identifies the role digitalization plays as a driver of changing transition patterns but also as a facilitator of transitions.

The future of work podcast series was created on behalf of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Guests

Dorothea Schmidt-Klau
Senior Economist
Head, Department Management and Coordination Unit
ILO Employment Policy Department



Guillaume Delautre
Coordinator of the EU funded project “Building partnerships on the future of work”


Building partnerships on the Future of Work