WeLaR researchers have completed their first report, a review of the existing literature on the four megatrends they will study: demographic changes, globalisation, digitalisation and climate change, and how they affect the labour market and the welfare state.
The report will help stakeholders and policymakers understand WeLaR’s research aims and ambitions, and show what kind of insights and outputs they can expect. Secondly, it will assist project partners in navigating through the project and its different tasks, and ensure that researchers working in various areas, such as labour demand, labour supply, the welfare state and public finance and social innovation, have a common understanding and awareness of the “big picture” of the project.
The literature review summarises the existing body of knowledge, identifying areas where further research is needed to address the challenges that the four megatrends pose for the European Union’s labour landscape. It covers two strands of literature, on:
- the relationship between welfare policies and labour market aspects of globalisation, digitalisation, demographic change, and climate change
- building inclusive societies and economies with forward-looking perspectives.
To read “Report on the state-of-the-art and research gaps” click here.