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Employment and the welfare state in the era of digitalisation



"The advent of smart, interconnected digitalisation is accompanied by major challenges. The welfare state will not have to adapt to an economy largely operating without jobs. On the contrary, the world is full of undone work. The effects on the labour market will mainly take place in the well-known field of tension of economic adaptability to technological change and structural problems.
Importantly, the institutions of the welfare state face enormous challenges. There is a pressing need for measures in economic, educational and labour market policy that will support and advance a digital economic and labour market model. Further developing vocational training, designing a policy of comprehensive further training, and organising social security and corporate flexibility are key steps forward in this endeavour." (Excerpt, IAB-Doku) ((en))


Bibliographical information

Weber, Enzo (2017): Employment and the welfare state in the era of digitalisation. In: CESifo Forum, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 22-27.