This work package aims to quantify how the four megatrends affect the labour market, mental health and wellbeing. The research will focus on groups of workers who are vulnerable to the changes caused by the megatrends.
Stakeholders will consider lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on remote workers across various groups.
They will examine and analyse:
- the relationship between fertility and labour supply across different genders and in different institutional and family policy contexts;
- new, atypical forms of employment such as part-time work, self-employment and casual work, and whether and how they act as drivers of migration and intra-EU mobility;
- the position of NEETs (not in education employment, or training) in the digital age and the role of training programmes for them;
- the role of institutional and policy frameworks in the expansion of work from home and the digital tools used for it in different demographic groups;
- the position of older workers on the labour market, and the effects of technological progress on the decision to retire.
As a result of the analysis, six research papers will be developed, including a policy recommendations brief aimed at supporting labour market participation.