Employment and Growth

How to drive economic growth and create jobs
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy

– The McKinsey Global Institute examines all the ways people are earning income, as well as the challenges independent work presents.

Economic growth

Company growth


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Interview - McKinsey Global Institute

How work will change in the next economy

– Tim O’Reilly talks to McKinsey’s James Manyika about the interplay between technology, the economy, and the future of work.

What executives think about the economy: 2004 to now

– This continually updated interactive tracks how executives around the world have viewed economic conditions and the economic prospects... of their companies, and how those views have differed over time and across industries, regions, and types of company.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom

– Bridging the gender gap in the United Kingdom could increase GDP by billions of pounds over the next decade and add 840,000 female... employees to the workforce.
Commentary - McKinsey Global Institute

Miles to go: Stepping up progress toward gender equality

– A year after the UN General Assembly vowed to achieve gender equality as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, we look at... what steps need to be taken
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Poorer than their parents? A new perspective on income inequality

– The real incomes of about two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies were flat or fell between 2005 and 2014. Without action,... this phenomenon could have corrosive economic and social consequences.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Realizing gender equality’s $12 trillion economic opportunity

– Investing in access to essential services and reducing the gap in labor-force participation rates could significantly expand the... global economy by 2025.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The power of parity: Advancing women's equality in the United States

– Every state and city in the United States has the opportunity to further gender parity, which could add $4.3 trillion to the country’s... economy in 2025.

Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2016: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Executives’ optimism wanes—suggesting concern about where the economy’s heading in 2016—while their company... views hold steady. A common worry is slowing growth in China, which many cite as a threat to global growth.

Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Growing shares of executives say geopolitical instability is a risk to both global and domestic growth. At the same time, their... views on overall conditions have improved notably—but remain tempered on China’s prospects.

The gender-equality imperative

– McKinsey Global Institute director Jonathan Woetzel and MGI senior fellow Anu Madgavkar discuss the economic and ethical reasons... why gender equality is a worthy goal.
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The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in India

– Achieving gender equality in India would have a larger economic impact there than in any other region in the world—$700... billion of added GDP in 2025—but comprehensive change is needed.