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Just Jobs Index 2013

book_alt2 icon Report The Just Jobs Index assesses the nature and extent of fair jobs at a country level and creates a vivid picture of work opportunities, income and employment security, and equality of treatment and working conditions.

Just Jobs

book_alt2 icon Report John Podesta and Sabina Dewan introduce Just Jobs, a new Center for American Progress program.

New Delhi

Working Toward Shared Prosperity Through Just Jobs: 6 Points of Action

A recent conference organized by the Just Jobs Network in New Delhi focused on one of the most pressing challenges of our time: how to create good jobs to drive employment-based, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth.

International Monetary Fund Underscores the Importance of Jobs for Macroeconomic Stability

A new report by the International Monetary Fund and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledges the importance of quality jobs for the macroeconomy and emphasizes the value of the JustJobs Index.

India vigil

Combating Discriminatory Gender Norms Is Smart Development Policy

article icon Issue Brief Reducing gender inequality will not only improve women’s lives but will also boost economic growth.

The Faces of Indian Women

play_alt icon Video This video highlights the struggles and the resilience of Indian women in a male-dominated society. Until women feel safe, until they are free to leave their homes without having to seek permission from members of their household, and until they are given respect in and out of the workplace, women cannot realize their economic potential.

India protest

What the International Community Can Do to Support the Protest Against the Delhi Gang Rape

This week’s horrifying incident is a tangible chance to advocate for stronger policies to protect women from violence, harassment, and discrimination.

President Barack Obama's press conference on November 14, 2012

Creating Just Jobs Must Be Our Top Priority

Just job creation will lift millions of people out of poverty and into the middle class, empower billions of women and young people, and help us develop a strong, secure, and robust 21st century global economy.

Job seekers at Beijing job fair

Latest International Job Creation Policy Menu

The Just Jobs Network looks at how different countries are getting people back to work through the various programs within each nation.

Christine Lagarde, Lin Jianhai, Riad Salameh, Jorge Familliar, Jim Yong Kim

IMF’s Latest World Economic Outlook Ignores the Need for More and Better Jobs

The International Monetary Fund should follow in the steps of the World Bank and focus on the necessity of implementing job creation policies.

Ragpicker children collect recyclable materials at a yard on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

Youth Skills and Aspirations in India

India needs livelihood- and skills-building programs that will help young people realize both their aspirations and the need for a more skilled workforce.

World Bank headquarters

The World Bank Embraces Jobs but Not the Institutions that Support Them

The World Bank’s new World Development Report doesn’t go far enough in embracing the importance of labor market institutions, such as a minimum wage and collective bargaining, in making jobs the driver of economic growth.

Germany’s Lessons for a Strong Economy

Knut Panknin presents the views of a top industrialist and a union leader on Germany’s economic success, both of whom agree that a well-paid workforce is essential to strong economic growth.

International Confederation of Employers Questions Indisputable Right to Strike

Blocking labor abuses report just the latest gambit by international employers seeking to roll back workers’ rights, says Jordan Bernhardt.