Médias

31 Mars 2015
In today’s world defending the dignity of work is a constant uphill struggle. Prevailing economic thinking sees work as a cost of production, which in a global economy has to be as low as possible in order to be competitive. It sees workers as consumers who because of their relative low wages need to be given easy access to credit to stimulate...
31 Mars 2015
En el mundo de hoy en día, defender la dignidad del trabajo es una batalla constante. El pensamiento económico predominante considera el trabajo un coste de producción, que en la economía mundial debe ser lo más bajo posible para resultar competitivo. Considera a los trabajadores consumidores, que, debido a sus salarios relativamente bajos,...
31 Mars 2015
Dans le monde actuel, défendre la dignité du travail est une tâche ardue et toujours inachevée. La pensée économique dominante considère le travail comme un coût de production, lequel, dans une économie globale, doit être aussi bas que possible pour rester compétitif. Dans ce contexte, les travailleurs sont considérés comme des consommateurs qui...
20 Mars 2015
Today, 20 March, is the International Day of Happiness. There is a growing body of literature on the impacts that many facets of human development have on people’s subjective wellbeing, and vice versa. This post explores some of what we know about the links between happiness and work. It should not be surprising that unemployment reduces happiness...
18 Mars 2015
In the context of the Commission on the Status of Women 2015, this panel examined the progress in achieving gender equality in different dimensions of human development. Based on previous evidence, the panel discussed the current status of women in terms of capabilities, opportunities, and empowerment, as well as the key barriers and disadvantages...
16 Mars 2015
A starting point of the upcoming global Human Development Report (HDR) is that work is intrinsically linked to human development. One’s ability to choose whether to seek a paid job, and what type of work to do, is an important expression of agency, and so fundamental to human development. Too often, however, this freedom is not open equally to...
04 Mars 2015
A concept is always broader than any of its proposed measures. Any suggested measure for any concept cannot fully capture the richness, the breadth and the depth of the concept itself. This is true of the notion of human development as well. In principle human choices can be infinite and change over time. In the context of the above, there are two...