Future of work in the digital age: evidence from OECD countries

Who’s behind it? – Randstad, KU Leuven and Utrecht University (2016)

How can it help? – The research, ‘Future of Work in the Digital Age’ by KU Leuven and Utrecht University reveals the labor market is in the midst of drastic changes. To understand the transition, the researchers assessed two related phenomena: deindustrialization and job polarization in OECD countries. The report shows that technological change forces us to move away from the traditional classification of the economy into manufacturing and nonmanufacturing sectors. Rather we should think in terms non-routine tasks embedded in jobs versus routine tasks. It analyzes policy implications and provides recommendations for addressing labor related challenges.

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