Conceptualising an inclusive future of work in India



Admin     16 Aug, 2018

The rise of modern technologies may drastically alter the employment landscape in India, potentially displacing large portions of the workforce. India requires an inclusive future of work that retains those currently in work while also creating sufficient new opportunities for the growing labour force. This paper reviews extant literature on technological change, automation, and their impact on the future of work in India and, by extension, education and skills; discusses how findings from international studies apply to the Indian context; and highlights available relevant data on India (and the lack thereof). The authors offer a conceptual framework that can be used to understand the factors affecting the future of work in India. The framework discusses factors affecting the magnitude and pace of technological change, including labour market dynamics, regulations and policy, and broader societal forces; highlights effects of technological change drawn from international academic literature; and touches on the likely impact of technological change and automation. read more...