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Inequalities, labour inclusion and the future of work in Latin America

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Inequalities, labour inclusion and the future of work in Latin America

Editor: Huepe, Mariana Physical Description: 206 pages. Editorial: ECLAC Date: December 2023 ECLAC symbol: LC/TS.2023/63/Rev.1


The study of labour market inclusion serves to analyse the processes whereby people join the labour market and the characteristics of the jobs that they obtain. This publication analyses the labour market inclusion challenges that various groups in situations of vulnerability face in terms of the future of work, in particular women, young people, people of African descent and Indigenous Peoples. Labour markets in Latin America are undergoing significant interrelated and overlapping changes that threaten to exacerbate existing inequalities. These changes include those related to economic globalization and the restructuring of international trade; population ageing and migration; the digital economy and workplace automation; and climate change and the challenge of ensuring a just transition. Future labour trends call for an urgent reduction in the structural inequalities that define the region's labour markets to ensure that everyone can work together to meet emerging challenges and that countries and territories can take advantage of new opportunities to implement inclusive and sustainable development models.

Table of contents

Foreword .-- Introduction. Labour inclusion in the context of the future of work / Mariana Huepe .-- Chapter I. Major global trends and their impact on labour inclusion / Jürgen Weller .-- Chapter II. The structural challenges of gender inequality and women’s autonomy in the workplace of the future / Camila Baron, Lucía Scuro .-- Chapter III. Challenges and recommendations for the labour inclusion of young people in Latin America / Andrés Espejo, Sonia Gontero, Denisse Gelber, Javiera Ravest .-- Chapter IV. Challenges and recommendations for labour inclusion of the Afrodescendent population / Mariana Huepe .-- Chapter V. The Indigenous Peoples of Latin America-Abya Yala: the centrality
of the role of collective rights in a transformative economic recovery / Malva-marina Pedrero .-- Conclusions. Labour inclusion policies: an integrated, sustainable strategy with a territorial approach / Mariana Huepe.