July 5, 2023

Reframing Skills: Sen's Capability Approach in an age of automation

With automation and AI we are living through the greatest technological transition since industrialisation, precipitating major transformations of the nature of work that have profound implications for education and skills.

In the first of our series of ‘Explainers’ on key themes underpinning the Pissarides Review into the Future of Work and Wellbeing, we outline why a novel application of Sen’s Capability Approach offers a new perspective, providing a comprehensive, organising framework to promote human flourishing centred on individual agency.

This Explainer forms part of the grounding work for the Pissarides Review into the Future of Work and Wellbeing, and can also be found on the list of Review publications, here.

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Anna Thomas, Magdalena Soffia, Jolene Skordis and Kester Brewin

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Pissarides Review into the Future of Work and Wellbeing

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