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New technologies and the future of jobs in Latin America

January 11, 2022

  Irene Brambilla, Andrés César, Guillermo Falcone, Leonardo Gasparini

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Automation and digitalization are new technologies that boost productivity, growth, and wealth, but also disrupt labor market structures. This policy brief reports results from four related studies that explore the labor market consequences of automation in Latin America from different angles, with different combinations of data, and with different empirical strategies.

The studies explore the effects of robot penetration, characterize the vulnerability of demographic groups according to their tasks and occupations, and assess future risk of automation for different income groups.

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