Eichhorst, Werner Hinte, Holger Rinne, Ulf Tobsch, Verena
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IZA Policy Paper 117
This paper assesses the importance of digitalization in Germany and other developed countries with a particular attention to the potential or actual impact it may have on the labor market. Referring to available empirical evidence, we document the already developing transformation of occupations and forms of employment and the role of the platform economy, including the phenomenon of solo self-employment. We then derive current and future challenges for social protection and suggest some ideas to update social insurance in the face of these new challenges.
digitalization robots automation future of work industry 4.0 technical changes sharing economy platform economy labor market welfare state