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Ratio Working Paper No. 237. How policy could handle workplace digitization

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Arbetsmarknad, Digitalisering, Evelina Stadin, Karl Wennberg
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While the brave new world of digital technology is delivering intensive growth to some companies and individuals, the question remains whether that growth ‘trickles down’ or ‘spills over’ to other sectors of the economy rapidly enough to avoid the massive social disruptions seen in earlier historical periods of economic transformation. In this short paper we discuss the potential labour market consequences of automation based on digital technology.

Is also available in: Bergström, A., Wennberg, K. & Stadin, E. (2014). “How policies can handle workplace digitisation”. In K. Wennberg & G. Ehrling (Eds.), Inclusive Growth in Europe. Stockholm: Bertil Ohlin Institute.

Bergström, A., Wennberg, K. & Stadin, E. (2014). How policy could handle workplace digitization. Ratio Working Paper No. 237.

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Ratio Working Paper No. 237: How policy could handle workplace digitization
Working paperPublication
Bergström, A., Wennberg, K. & Stadin, E.
Publication year

2014

Abstract

While the brave new world of digital technology is delivering intensive growth to some companies and individuals, the question remains whether that growth ‘trickles down’ or ‘spills over’ to other sectors of the economy rapidly enough to avoid the massive social disruptions seen in earlier historical periods of economic transformation. In this short paper we discuss the potential labour market consequences of automation based on digital technology.

Även tillgänglig i: Bergström, A., Wennberg, K. & Stadin, E. (2014). “How policies can handle workplace digitisation”. I K. Wennberg & G. Ehrling (red.), Inclusive Growth in Europe. Stockholm: Bertil Ohlin Institute.

Ratio Working Paper No. 237: How policy could handle workplace digitization
Working paperPublication
Bergström, A., Wennberg, K. & Stadin, E.
Publication year

2014

Abstract

While the brave new world of digital technology is delivering intensive growth to some companies and individuals, the question remains whether that growth ‘trickles down’ or ‘spills over’ to other sectors of the economy rapidly enough to avoid the massive social disruptions seen in earlier historical periods of economic transformation. In this short paper we discuss the potential labour market consequences of automation based on digital technology.

Även tillgänglig i: Bergström, A., Wennberg, K. & Stadin, E. (2014). “How policies can handle workplace digitisation”. I K. Wennberg & G. Ehrling (red.), Inclusive Growth in Europe. Stockholm: Bertil Ohlin Institute.

Ratio Working Paper No. 349: Industrial conflict in essential services in a new era – Swedish rules in a comparative perspective
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Karlson, N.
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2021

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This paper examines whether the Swedish regulatory system of dealing with industrial conflicts that affect essential services need an update or reform. Are the existing rules effective in a world where many essential services are upheld by many interdependent agents in complex systems where every single node becomes critical for the functioning of the system, and where the essential service activities could be either private or public? A comparative study is conducted with the corresponding regulatory systems of the United Kingdom, Germany, and Denmark.
The conclusion is that Sweden is a special case. The Swedish protection against and readiness in dealing with societally harmful industrial conflicts in essential services is weaker than in the countries of comparison. Just as in relation to other threats to essential services, it is not sustainable to claim that just because such a threat is not currently present, there would be no need for preparedness.
There are many alternative ways to handle this. Desirable methods should both prevent harmful conflicts from erupting and end conflicts that have grown harmful to society at a later stage. The labour market organisations should have a mutual interest in reforming the rules.

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