2019 theme: COOPS 4 DECENT WORK.
According to a recent estimate, cooperatives around the world employ or are the main source of income for more than 279 million people—almost 10% of humanity’s total working population. Beyond these numbers, different studies have confirmed that, by comparison with employment in other sectors, cooperative jobs:
- tend to be more sustainable over time;
- show a smaller gap in earnings between higher and lower-paid positions;
- are more evenly distributed between rural and urban areas.