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The report examines the factors that explain whether workers have a positive or negative perception of how automation will shape the future of their own work.

It exploits a survey data set that contains information on how 11,000 workers across advanced and emerging market economies perceive the main forces shaping the future of work.

It is suggested that in general, workers feel more positive than negative about automation, especially in emerging markets. Negative perceptions about automation are prevalent among workers who are older, poorer, more exposed to job volatility, and from countries with higher levels of robot penetration. 

Skills intelligence publication details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Generic programmes and qualifications not further defined
Geographical sphere
International initiative
Publication type
Working document