Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162528
Authors: 
Eichhorst, Werner
Hinte, Holger
Rinne, Ulf
Tobsch, Verena
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Policy Paper 117
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
digitalization
robots
automation
future of work
industry 4.0
technical changes
sharing economy
platform economy
labor market
welfare state
JEL: 
J08
J24
O33
O38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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