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Employment vulnerability to the digital revolution: some stylized facts on five countries

Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Employment vulnerability to the digital revolution: some stylized facts on five countries

We analyze the likelihood of job automation in a sample of emerging economies: Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Turkey. The average risk of automation ranges between 54% and 64. The countries show similar patterns in different aspects, such as distinctions by gender, age and education levels.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • The youngest and the oldest have occupations with a higher likelihood of automation.
  • A higher level of education is associated with a lower probability of automation.
  • Public servants are exposed to lower probability of automation in all the countries.

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