Labor 2030: the collision of demographics, automation and inequality


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Author: Harris, Karen; Kimson, Austin; Schwedel, Andrew


The aim of this report is to detail how the impact of ageing populations, the adoption of new automation technologies and rising inequality will likely combine to give rise to new business risks and opportunities. This work is based on secondary market research, analysis of financial information available or provided to Bain and Company and a range of interviews with industry participants. Chapter one explores the impact of ageing populations and the end of plentiful labor. The baby boomer generation powered a long but temporary surge in labor force growth. Now this group is moving into...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Technology; Demographics; Economics; Income

Keywords: Trend; Future; Economic conditions; Automation; Economic growth; Ageing workforce; Labour supply; Wage rate; Unemployment; Government role; Policy implications; Business; Risk management

Published: [New York, New York]: Macro Trends Group, Bain and Company, 2018

Physical description: i, 63 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 132.282

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