Topic : Employment

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    When will the US raise interest rates?

    After more than five years of exceptionally low interest rates, the United States… more

  • A group of students walk home from school along a road currently being constructed in the Bumi Serpong Damai housing complex Forum Article

    Why education policies matter for equality

    Much of the debate on inequality focuses on its deleterious social and political effects and its impact… more

  • A participant holds up a sky lantern to be released during the “Kapulica & Lanterns” event in Zagreb Forum Article

    Three ways young people are changing the world

    We are experiencing a values revolution. Increasingly, people want to make the world a better place through… more

  • RTX13YRG Forum Article

    3 ways China can tool up for digital jobs

    Technological transformation is rapidly changing China’s economy as well as the economies of other… more

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    China’s paradox: unemployment, and a lack of workers

    In China, both a labour shortage and unemployment have emerged as problems in recent years. The number of… more

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    What does the second machine age mean for our jobs?

    If the first industrial revolution was about creating more effective power systems, such as the steam… more

  • Apprentice Tanja Wollerstorfer works at FACC in Ried im Innkreis Forum Video

    10 ways countries can improve their competitiveness

    For more than 30 years the World Economic Forum has studied and benchmarked competitiveness… more

  • French lycee students take their Philosophy “Bac”, the traditional end-of-year examination series in France, at the the Lycee Livet in Nantes Forum Article

    Why teaching humanities improves innovation

    Business leaders often argue that the widening education gap – the disparity between what young… more

  • A crew works on the roof of the newly constructed United States Institute of Peace in Washington Forum Article

    Reforms we need to tackle inequality

    The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent… more

  • Malian pupils study during a French language class during a French language lesson in Mali’s capital Bamako. Forum Article

    How can every child get an education?

    The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)… more

  • A fisherman waits for a catch in front of the beach of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    According to the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, in order to keep up the… more

  • Kirore, a creative director at Planet Rackus works on MA3Racer, a 2D mobile game inside his studio in Kenya’s capital Nairobi Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in sub-Saharan Africa

    The sub-Saharan African region has provided something of a silver lining in an otherwise broadly felt… more

  • A Zimbabwe Stock Exchange official works on a computer after the close of trade in Harare Forum Article

    What is driving growth in Africa?

    Some argue that growth across Africa is fundamentally a result of rising commodity prices and that if… more

  • An investor looks up at screens displaying stock information at the Dubai Financial Market Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in Middle East, North Africa

    Large parts of the Middle East and North Africa continue to be affected by geopolitical conflict and… more

  • Closeup of the map of Europe seen on the face of a 10 Euro Cent coin in Paris Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in Europe

    Economic recovery across Europe is mixed, with many countries now recording stronger growth, while… more

  • A worker sweeps the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    How can the US create jobs that pay decent wages?

    Something unusual happened this year. For the first time in almost ten years, a book by an economist made it… more

  • A South Sudanese man works at a mobile phone charging kiosk at the Tzaipi refugee camp in Adjumani Forum Article

    Can mobile phones really cut conflict in Africa?

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media have often been viewed as a solution to… more

  • People are reflected on an electronic board displaying Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo Forum Article

    What do China and the US tell us about inequality?

    Rising income and wealth inequality in many countries around the world has been a long-term trend for… more