8. helburuaguztiontzako hazkunde ekonomikoa, enplegu betea eta lan duina sustatzea. Urrutitik hamalau, gerturatu eta lau

  1. Bengoetxea Alkorta, Aitor 1
  2. Etxezarreta Etxarri, Enekoitz 1
  1. 1 Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Lejona, España

    ROR https://ror.org/000xsnr85

Ekaia: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitateko zientzi eta teknologi aldizkaria

ISSN: 0214-9001

Year of publication: 2021

Issue Title: Garapen Iraunkorra

Issue: 1

Pages: 143-154

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1387/EKAIA.22120 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Sustainable development goals


The 8th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) supports well-known deep-seated socio-economic concepts that seek to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. In this article we have tried to read these main concepts, distinguishing four sections (sustained economic growth; employment and work; full employment, and decent work). Our assessment has been very critical. In terms of sustained economic growth, it moves in the classical paradigm, around Gross Domestic Prod-uct and per capita income. with these tools it is unlikely that the current destructive economic model will be redirected towards a sustainable economy, eliminating poverty, as the goal says. Per capita income is a very limited measure, it does not serve to measure inequality and poverty. As an alternative to per capita income, we would propose the Human Development Index, which is not recognized by 8th GIH. when it comes to full employment, unless the current liberal model changes, as employment is a productive factor in the economic sphere rather than a basic hu-man right, we are unlikely to move towards full employment, we are going in the opposite direction. Decent work is a desirable goal, but while the working conditions of workers are decided within the logic of the market, we are not going to achieve decent work, as history has shown us clearly enough. After all, the employment and labor goals of the GIH are well written, but we do not see a firm political will in their favor and le-gal measures of that size.