Report by Anil Duman published by International Labour Organization

March 16, 2023

Professor Anil Duman, alongside Research Assistants Cagla Ekin Guner and Mehmet Yavuz, contributed to the report published by the International Labour Organization titled World Employment and Social Outlook 2023: The value of essential work.


The COVID-19 pandemic has made evident the extent to which societies need key workers – in both good times and bad – but also how undervalued most key jobs are, raising concerns about the sustainability of these essential activities, especially given the likelihood of future shocks. This report calls for a revaluation of the work of key workers and greater investment in key sectors in order to more fully reflect their economic and social contributions.

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