👨💻 Work 👩💻
Interesting work from the Social Metrics Commission published this week proposes a more nuanced definition of poverty that goes beyond simply looking at income. Their research also finds that pensioner poverty is in decline, although people with a disability are more likely to face poverty than previously thought.
Along similar lines, this piece by Alex Roy argues we need to rethink our conception of autonomy as the world of self-driving cars approaches, calling for “Universal Basic Mobility”. The need to reopen conversations around fairness and value in society is something we feel strongly about at Doteveryone, and over the next few months we’ll be looking at how to ensure care is valued in the face of automation.
In other news Ipsos Mori and the Huff Post have combined forces to produce this fascinating Perceptions Index, comparing 13 countries to see “who are the most and least wrong” about things such as immigration levels, teenage pregnancy, smartphone ownership and many other 'state of the nation' questions. I’ve shoehorned this into the ‘work’ section because all countries overestimate the level of unemployment by a long way (Italy 🇮🇹 takes the crown here, believing 49% of people are unemployed when in reality it's 12%).