The future of livelihoods: The companionship industry

Future possibility #2

It’s 2030. Societies across the world are ageing and social care is a pressing problem even in developing countries. However, there is also more opportunity for the active elderly to find appropriate work.

There is a generational split between urban and rural areas as the young and middle-aged work in cities but elder people remain in villages. Urban lives are precarious and increasingly atomised, contributing to an ongoing global mental health crisis.



This "provocation" formed part of Bond and Forum for the Future’s workshop, "collaborating for positive futures in a changing world of work", which explored the future of jobs and livelihoods in 2030-2035. Click here to see the other provocations.