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The Future of Work and Workers (2014-18)

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We live in a time of growing anxiety about the nature and availability of jobs in the future and the consequences of current transformations for future populations. The CASBS project on the Future of Work and Workers investigated how work is changing globally and the implications for people, business models, politics, and economies. It considered and catalyzed research and policy proposals on transformations in technology, skill requirements, social protections, and workers’ voice.

The Future of Work and Workers project was led by Margaret Levi.

The project received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Stanford Cyber Initiative, and the Ford Foundation.

For more information, please contact CASBS program director Zachary Ugolnik (


The project produced a series of nearly 100 short articles, published in Pacific Standard. The articles explore the most important issues confronting work and workers in the 21st century from the perspectives of a wide-ranging group of authors, from futurists to sweatshop labor organizers, and from social scientists to leaders in business and education.

Read a featured story here.