Automation and its employment effects: a literature review of automotive and garment sectors


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Author: Anzolin, Guendalina


This background paper has been prepared for the Joint EU-ILO Project Building Partnerships on the Future of Work. Funded by the EU, the project aims to contribute to shaping the future world of work in compliance with the ILO Centenary Declaration on the Future of Work. Over the past decade, the interest around automation and digitalisation processes gained considerable attention both due to industrial and productivity related dynamics that stem from such processes and for their effects on employment. A better understanding of such dynamics, away from futuristic and apocalyptic views and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Technology; Industry; Gender

Keywords: Literature review; Technological change; Automation; Workplace change; Employment outcomes; Job requirements; Work organisation; Industry restructuring

Published: Geneva, Switzerland and Brussels, Belgium: ILO and European Commission, 2021

Physical description: 30 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 146.815

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