Jobs lost, jobs gained: workforce transitions in a time of automation


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Automation is not a new phenomenon, and fears about its transformation of the workplace and effects on employment date back centuries, even before the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries. Rapid recent advances in automation technologies, including artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and robotics are now raising the fears anew - and with new urgency. The January 2017 report on automation, 'A future that works: automation, employment, and productivity' [available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.353], analyzed the automation potential of the global economy, the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Employment; Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Globalisation

Keywords: Future; Employment projection; Wage; Technological change; Automation; Job requirements; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: China; Germany; India; Japan; Mexico; United States; Asia; Europe; North America

Published: [San Francisco, California]: McKinsey Global Institute, 2017

Physical description: viii, 148 p. (report) + iv, 21 p. (summary) + [2] p. (brief)

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Related items: TD/TNC 127.353

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 130.485

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