Technology and the Future of Work: The impact on Labour Markets and Welfare States

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Abstract

We are witnessing the development of new technologies that could have a dramatic impact on markets for both skilled and unskilled labour, including the use of Big Data. In addition, many welfare states have once again been restructured, sometimes weakening states’ protection of employees. This timely book provides a systematic and vigorous analysis of the impact of new technology on the labour market and different kinds of welfare states.

The book offers a novel contribution to the discussion of how welfare states can be maintained and developed to support groups in society who often need aid from a welfare state system. It also highlights the risk of increased social division as a consequence of these developments, and considers whether or not our response to this divide will have negative repercussions on the way societies function.

With comprehensive analysis of the sharing and platform economies as well as new types of inequality, Technology and the Future of Work will appeal to academics and graduate students of social policy and readers interested in societal change more broadly.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedCheltenham
ForlagEdward Elgar Publishing
Antal sider153
ISBN (Trykt)9781786434289
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781786434296
StatusUdgivet - 24 nov. 2017

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