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Living wage is just the start in valuing home care workers

Paying a living wage to home care workers is a step in the right direction but not enough to transform the service

Are private investors the best people to decide development priorities in poor countries?

Development Impact Bonds were supposed to be the next big thing. But do they give power to the right people?

Big Society and fractured organisations—is HR part of the problem?

As organisations fragment, the social cost is externalised. Can 'Big Society' really solve the resulting problems?

Beyond Jobs: what if employment policy caught up with labour market reality?

Wingham Rowan calls for government to adapt their policy response to the reality that jobs for life have gone for good

Home care of older people: the revolution has started!

Three big steps in the last week could mean the beginning of the end for the current model of home care in Britain

Fixing the gender jobs split: are we starting from the right end?

A new TUC report shows occupational segmentation is more gendered now than 20 years ago. What can be done?

Why we need Radical Resilience at work

On National Stress Awareness Day, Surviving Work founder Elizabeth Cotton outlines her vision of Radical Resilience

Mobilising informal economy workers for urban resilience

Workers in the informal economy and slum dwellers can be active and organised contributors to raising the triple bottom line

Doing Business as usual? Not if the World Bank listens to Trevor Manuel

A review panel chaired by the South African planning minister is highly critical of the World Bank's Doing Business report

Freedom and security at work: can we have both?

We need to find ways to offer employed people more of the benefits of freelancing -- and vice versa.

The climate of fear in Britain’s public sector—and how to change it

British public sector workers are more fearful than ever -- except where change is managed with staff involvement.

Unions and the precariat: Guy Standing replies to Elizabeth Cotton

Unions must transform themselves radically to relate to the insecurities, needs and aspirations of those in the precariat.

Why does the UN think young professionals should not be paid?

Shouldn't the United Nations be setting a good global example about justice for young workers? So why no pay for its "interns"?

The catastrophe of precarious work: Elizabeth Cotton challenges Guy Standing

The idea that the 'precariat' is a new class is an obstacle not only to understanding but also to organisation

How do labour markets adjust to economic crises?

The economic crisis has caused both job losses and wage reductions among both formally and informally employed workers

Sustainable Development Goals: is this the post-2015 agenda?

Jeff Sachs says global institutions should set goals that link economic, social and environmental sustainability. Is he right?

Quality Public Transport: key to urban sustainability

Ford led the private transport revolution in the 20th Century. Will it really lead a public transport revolution in the 21st?

The care worker philanthropists who each give us £100,000

If every care worker received the living wage the implications for public finance and services would be truly radical

Jobs, growth and the private sector: beware the false syllogism

Just because the private sector creates most jobs doesn't mean that if the private sector grows good jobs will follow.

The World Bank: facing both ways on labour market regulation

The 2013 Doing Business Report says less regulation means more jobs, contradicting the 2013 World Development Report!

How do power relations affect job creation?

Former World Bank staffer Steve Commins argues for more political economy analysis about winners and losers in job creation

Jobs and development: the World Bank’s new message

The World Bank published its 2013 World Development Report, on Jobs, on 1st October. Here we have our say and invite yours.