Computerization Threatens One-Third of Finnish and Norwegian Employment

Pajarinen MikaRouvinen PetriEkeland Anders

Abstract

We find that one-third of both Finnish and Norwegian employment will be highly susceptible to computerization in the next decade or two. Low-wage and low-skill occupations appear to be more threatened. Service and public sector jobs are relatively more sheltered than those in manufacturing and the private sector. Nevertheless, computerization will, to some extent, affect all occupations. There can be considerable difficulties for economies to adjust in the shorter run simply because there may be an overwhelming amount of job destruction and an insufficient amount of job creation. The digital transformation of society itself, however, creates a significant number of new needs, and a good way to respond to these needs is to place major emphasis on giving the workforce appropriate and adaptable competences.

Publication info

Part of researches
Work and Wealth in the Era of Digital Platforms
Part of programs
New technologies
Series
ETLA Muistio - ETLA Brief 34
Date
22.04.2015
ISSN
2323-2463
Pages
8
Language
English