Globalization has radically altered the way things get manufactured. Increasingly, manufacturing goods are created with inputs from all over the world, through a complex web of production that links workers and companies from different sectors and countries. In particular, the services sector has become an ever more important input provider to this production process, a phenomenon that some economists refer to as the “servicification of manufacturing”.
One in seven persons in the world has a disability, according to the latest statistics. Yet people with disabilities are still far less likely to have a good job – or any job at all – than people without disabilities. Providing reasonable workplace adjustments can often make the difference. More and more employers are discovering just how simple and cost-effective these adjustments can be.
This is the second in a two-part series on income inequality produced by ILO’s Research Department. See the links below for more information about the research this blog post is based on.
Income inequality has a big impact on our lives, yet its effects aren’t always apparent. They’re often indirect, affecting us in ways that we may not even realize. Its consequences, however, are no less profound.