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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.


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.

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.

Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing

– Incomes from wages and capital were flat or fell for two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies between 2005 and 2014—an... explosive increase from less than 2 percent in the previous decade.

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.

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.

Connecting talent with opportunity in the digital age

– Online talent platforms are increasingly connecting people to the right work opportunities. By 2025 they could add $2.7 trillion... to global GDP, and begin to ameliorate many of the persistent problems in the world’s labor markets.

Can long-term global growth be saved?

– Without action, global economic growth will almost halve in the next 50 years. A new McKinsey Global Institute report offers a... solution: a dramatic improvement in productivity.

Creating a global framework for immigration

– Our best chance for future prosperity is taking a globally integrated approach to immigration, says international economist and... author Dambisa Moyo.

Designing policies that support growth

– Implementing policies that work together to enable growth is our best opportunity to sustain rising global prosperity, says Catherine... Mann, chief economist of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Is GDP the best measure of growth?

– No matter how we measure economic growth, it needs to be pursued in a smart way.

Automation, jobs, and the future of work

– A group of economists, tech entrepreneurs, and academics discuss whether technological advances will automate tasks more quickly... than the United States can create jobs.