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Will robots really steal our jobs? An international analysis of the potential long term impact of automation

Analyses the potential long-term impact of automation on jobs by country, sector and type of worker. Uses the OECD’s PIAAC database for 29 countries (27 from the OECD, plus Singapore and Russia). Looks at how potential automation rates vary by country. Considers which industry sectors could see the highest rates of automation. Assesses which occupations could see the highest rates of automation. Examines why the potential rate of job automation varies by type of worker. Explores what the public policy implications are. Concludes by investigating the implications for business in terms of constraints, opportunities and responsibilities.


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Hawksworth, John; Berriman, Richard; Goel, Saloni
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