Decent work and economic growth
Helena Blomberg, Associate Professor of Sociology at Mälardalen University about her work linked to Goal 8.
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. And in too many places, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty.
A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. . The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well beyond 2015.
Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population.
Ongoing research projects
- Concepts for the Sustainable Office of the Future (SOFCO)
- DIGICOGS: DIGital Twins for Industrial COGnitive Systems through Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence
- Digitized management – what can we learn from England and Sweden? (DIGMA)
- Distributed group collaboration for sustainable creative problem solving (DiGrus-CPS)
- Europe-Brazil-Bolivia-Cuba Capacity Building Using Globally Available Digital Learning Modules (EUBBC-Digital)
- InPro-Hym: inclusive and productive hybrid meetings
- LIF - Leadership under change
- Meeting and community in the post-digital era: Understanding the texture of organizing and how it is changing
- Mission and Capability Engineering for Systems-of-Systems
- RELIEF- euRopean bio-Economy aLliancE in Farming
- The international e-consumer – a study of global consumer behavior
- Working from home under the Covid-19 pandemic and psychosocial wellbeing