How Did Computerization Since the 1980s Affect Older Workers?

torsdag, 23 januar 2020

Since the 1980s, computers have reshaped the job market, replacing workers in jobs that rely on routine tasks, from bank tellers to auto workers.

In response, workers moved to two types of non-routine jobs beyond the reach of computers: cognitive (e.g., analysts) and physical (e.g., food servers).

Older workers have fared like all other workers because, overall, they were just as likely to be in the routine jobs that were disrupted.