The Future of Work and the Workforce
December 2-3, 2014
This funders briefing explored what work and working will look like in the future, the potential impact of key trends on low-income workers, families and communities, and the role of philanthropy in shaping better outcomes for the workplace and workers. The meeting included interactive discussions on:
- The impact of technology on jobs, the nature of work and workers;
- The increasing precariousness of work and evolving employer/employee relationship; and
- The growing mismatch between workplace policies and the realities of today's families and their caregiving needs given demographic and labor force shifts.
- The Second Machine Age, Andrew McAfee
- Work and Families Transition Project, Maureen Perry-Jenkins
- The Original Sharing Economy, Lori Lobenstine
- Blog on the Fissured Workplace, Dr. David Weil, US Department of Labor
- Blog on Strategic Enforcement, Dr. David Weil, US Department of Labor
- The Negative Effects of Instability on Child Development: A Research Synthesis, by Heather Sandstrom and Sandra Huerta (September 2013).
- Exploring Instability and Children's Well-Being: Insights from a Dialogue among Practitioners, Policymakers and Researchers, by Gina Adams and Lisa Dubay (July 2014).
- Related blogs about the issues of instability and children written by Urban Institute researchers representing different domains and disciplines.
- Gina Adams: http://blog.metrotrends.org/2014/07/instability-harm-child-development-child-care-assistance/
- Gina Adams http://blog.metrotrends.org/2014/07/reflections-instability-childrens-lives-matters/
- Susan Popkin: http://blog.metrotrends.org/2014/08/protecting-children-instability-require-new-whole-family-approach/
- Greg Acs: http://blog.metrotrends.org/2014/08/helping-families-deal-economic-instability-requires-flexible-public-policies/
- Julia Isaacs: http://blog.metrotrends.org/2014/09/children-thrive-instability/
- Margaret Simms: http://blog.metrotrends.org/2014/08/life-balance-parents-work-affects-childrens-well-being/
- Liz Peters/Stephen Lindner: http://blog.metrotrends.org/2014/09/lose-job-lose-family-unemployment-affects-family-stability/
Graphic Recordings (click on the image to view a larger pdf file of the image)
Co-sponsored by GIST, Workforce Matters and the Neighborhood Funders Group's Working Group on Community and Labor Partnerships.