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Work for All: Why and How in a World of Rapid Change - paper by Sean Healy and Brigid Reynolds

There is one dominant framework or paradigm concerning work that is accepted in 
most of the western world. This paradigm equates meaningful work with paid 
employment. It asserts that full time jobs are available for everyone seeking them, 
that these jobs will provide adequate income for people holding them and their 
„dependants‟ and that good social insurance will be available for people who are sick 
or unemployed. In this way everyone will have meaningful work, adequate income, 
participate in the life of the society and poverty would be eliminated. This is the 
paradigm that underpins most public policy initiatives seeking to address work-related 
issues. 
 

Full text of paper entitled Work for All: Why and How in a World of Rapid Change can be downloaded below - by Sean Healy and Brigid Reynolds, presented at a conference in Vatican City, September 13, 2001.