Robot wars: automation and the labour market
- Document type
- Corlett, Adam
- Resolution Foundation
- Date of publication
- 4 July 2016
- People management: all aspects of managing people, Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
- Business and management
- Material type
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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