The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: how successful has the furlough scheme been and what should happen next?
This report, based on the final official data before the furlough scheme is due to close, assesses the most radical economic policy the UK government enacted in response to coronavirus – and supports the government’s decision to bring it to a close later this month.
The laws of attraction: economic drivers of inter-regional migration, housing costs and the role of policies
The capacity of workers to move regions in response to local economic shocks is one key dimension of labour market dynamism which could contribute to the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. In this context, this paper proposes articulating structural with place-based policies to help prospective...
This paper evaluates the evolution of employment and job postings around the 'remotability' of work in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic up to the end of 2020.
In gathering evidence for this final report, the Committee considered skilled migration in the context of the other levers available to government. It became apparent that greater coordination of effort across the Commonwealth and across jurisdictions is needed to identify labour shortages and formulate the...
This policy brief discusses how to make labour markets more equitable through a collaborative effort between government agencies and tech companies to maximise growth, opportunity and inclusion.
The Senate Select Committee on Job Security was established to inquire into and report on the impact of insecure or precarious employment on the economy, wages, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions. This first interim report focuses on gig work and gig workers.
The pandemic has shown that many workers can efficiently work remotely, with benefits for wellbeing and even productivity. This paper argues that the European Union should develop a framework to facilitate hybrid work.
An estimated 30 percent of the Canadian workforce engages in non-standard employment in some form. This paper explores policy considerations as well as the current state of non-standard and precarious employment and antecedents that have rendered this a reality for many and a choice for...
This report examines the sorts of technologies that are already being deployed across the workforce, or that are likely to be deployed in the near future. The report takes a broad analysis of the nature and value of work, considers issues in the context of...