Apocalyptic visions of robots stealing workers’ jobs are not only misguided but have diverted attention from more significant trends.
Job Polarisation In Europe: Are Mid-Skilled Jobs Disappearing?
If we look at what kinds of jobs have expanded most in recent years, we can split European countries into two: those that experienced job polarization (with ‘good’ and ‘bad’ jobs growing, and the middling type shrinking relatively) and those that experienced upgrading (with a relative expansion of ‘good’ jobs). These patterns can be traced […]
An EU Perspective On Wage Inequality
In the years before the financial crisis of 2008, there was a significant reduction in overall EU wage inequality, driven by economic convergence between rich and poor Member States. The 2008 crisis reversed the trend, expanding pre-existing wage differentials between countries. The impact of the crisis on wage inequalities within countries has also varied greatly […]