Good Work for Wellbeing in the Coronavirus Economy – summary

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Author: Gail Irvine

Year: 2020

ISBN: 978-1-912908-51-6

The Carnegie UK Trust has undertaken new research to understand how we can ensure the best possible jobs recovery and achieve good work for all in the coronavirus economy.

The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted jobs and livelihoods, but it has also seen labour market interventions that were previously unimaginable and given rise to calls to build back a better labour market.

Our new research examines the job quality impacts of the crisis, how we can ensure the best possible jobs recovery and sustain the ambition of good work for all. We interviewed labour market experts including academics, business and trade union representatives and leading think tanks, and undertook analysis of the impacts of the crisis on different groups of workers.

Our report Good Work for Wellbeing in the Coronavirus Economy, puts forward over 30 recommendations for how actors in the labour market can seek to balance the twin goals of sustaining employment and improving job quality, to ensure work improves wellbeing for many more people.

Read the report summary or the full report.


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