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Will robots take over? How automation changes the world of work

Technological change has advanced digitalization and automation in a number of industries, raising fears that human workers will eventually become redundant. Recent studies predict that almost half of existing jobs are at risk of becoming extinct due to this process. … Continue reading

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Courage, trust and autonomy: Werner Eichhorst outlines challenges of the new world of work

In a recent podcast by the WorkLife HUB, an online platform focusing on work-life balance topics, Werner Eichhorst speaks about the challenges and opportunities of future work. He describes what to expect from the rising importance of robots in the workplace … Continue reading

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“Who owns the robots rules the world”

A new generation of serfs could be created if employers don’t take more action to create shared ownership of companies and technologies, warns Richard Freeman (Harvard University) in a new IZA World of Labor article. His suggested solution also addresses … Continue reading

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International Workers’ Day Address: The Big Trade-Off in the World of Labor

On May Day 2015, which also marks the first anniversary of IZA World of Labor, IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann takes the opportunity to describe key shifts in the world of labor and to discuss their impact on future employment. … Continue reading

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Robots at work: Boosting productivity without killing jobs?

What have industrial robots done for growth and employment? IZA affiliate Georg Graetz and Guy Michaels answer this question using novel data on industrial robots in 14 different industries in 17 developed countries including Germany, Australia, South Korea, and the … Continue reading

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