Robot wars: automation and the labour market

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Document type
Briefing
Author(s)
Corlett, Adam
Publisher
Resolution Foundation
Date of publication
4 July 2016
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people, Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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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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