Demographic change meets the changing demand for labour in Aotearoa
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Former Chief Science Adviser to the Prime Minister, Sir Peter Gluckman, says that 'technological change across virtually every aspect of human endeavour generates an enormous array of possible implications. Simultaneously, our society is being shaped by population ageing, immigration, the economic centrality of Auckland, and the growing dynamism of a younger Māori cohort.'
Together, those two phenomena — the 4th Industrial Revolution and demographic change — will have profound implications for the nature of work. This lecture explores factors shaping the future of work in this country and the challenges associated with these momentous changes.
About the speaker
Professor Richard Shaw is Director BA (External Connections), in which capacity he promotes the many merits of Massey's BA to external audiences.
He is also a Professor of Politics. He convenes and teaches Turangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand, one of the core first-year papers in the BA. He also teaches undergraduate courses in New Zealand politics, and a postgraduate paper comparing governing in presidential and parliamentary systems.
His research interests are in cabinet government systems, and specifically in the roles of political advisers in government ministers' offices.