Recent technological progress speeds up changes in the nature of work. The tasks that we perform at work have changed, and they require different skills. The consequences of the accelerated changes in the nature of work affect employers, who introduce new technologies, and workers, who have to adapt to the new demands. The effects are also felt by governments whose role is to support the absorption of new technologies, on the one hand, and to mitigate the negative consequences of rapid changes in the labour market, on the other hand. Therefore, it is important to understand how technological progress impacts changes in the nature of work.


keywords: task content of jobs, routinisation, ageing, occupational change, labour market, technology

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publication year: 2018

language : Polish, English

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publishing series : IBS Policy Paper

publication number : 02/2018

ISSN : 2451-4365

additional information: *I would like to express my gratitude to Wojciech Hardy for his help in preparing the diagrams and collaboration in writing scientific articles which were the starting point for this paper. I would also like to thank Roma Keister and Szymon Górka for collaboration in preparing these articles, and Jan Rutkowski for helpful comments. **The content of this publication presents the opinions of the author, which may diverge from the position of the Institute for Structural Research. The usual disclaimers apply. ***Own study based on figures from the Central Statistical Office and Eurostat. Neither the Central Statistical Office nor Eurostat is liable for the results and conclusions presented in the publication.

Piotr Lewandowski

Institute for Structural Research (IBS)

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