Robot wars: automation and the labour market

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Corlett, Adam
Resolution Foundation
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4 July 2016
People management: all aspects of managing people, Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Business and management
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This briefing note responds to concerns that robots will ‘take all the jobs’ and assesses what we know about the labour market and automation.

It finds a strong link between the ‘routineness’ of occupations and their decline.

It concludes that given high employment, terrible productivity performance and low investment, the UK arguably needs more automation, not less, and public policy may be adding to this need.

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