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Technological inequality – understanding the relation between recent technological innovations and social inequalities

Descrizione del progetto

Uno sguardo più attento all’impatto della tecnologia sulla disuguaglianza

I recenti progressi tecnologici sono destinati a rimodellare le disuguaglianze sociali, inaugurando una nuova era in cui il successo nei mercati del lavoro e nella società dipenderà da competenze diverse rispetto a quelle del passato. Il progetto TECHNEQUALITY affronta le profonde sfide poste da questi cambiamenti, andando oltre la tradizionale attenzione rivolta alla creazione o all’eliminazione di posti di lavoro a causa dell’automazione. Esaminando le più ampie implicazioni sociali degli sviluppi tecnologici, questa rivoluzionaria iniziativa di ricerca si propone vari obiettivi, quali fornire previsioni precise in relazione alle conseguenze esercitate sul mercato del lavoro, misurare i tassi di automazione, esplorare il ruolo svolto dall’istruzione e dal benessere sociale e valutare l’impatto generato sulle finanze pubbliche. TECHNEQUALITY cerca di affrontare l’urgente questione di come i governi possano rispondere efficacemente a queste forze di trasformazione, promuovendo al contempo risultati equi e alimentando il dibattito politico a ogni livello.

Obiettivo

Recent technological innovations may fundamentally change the size and nature of social inequalities. Success in labour markets and society will likely be driven by other skills than in the past, and traditional predictors of social mobility (e.g. class, credentials) are likely to be affected by these technological innovations. The empirical plausibility of potential implications is still ill-understood, and as a result it is unclear how governments can best respond to technological innovations. Most of the literature addresses the question of whether automation will create or destruct jobs. This project answers this question better, but also pushes beyond the research frontiers by focussing on the broader societal impact of technological developments. Our research will provide more precise forecasting of labour market consequences of technological innovations (WP1), explore new ways of measuring automation rates in European countries (WP1), explain how technological innovations are most likely to shape societal inequalities (WP2), study the role of various forms of education (WP3) and innovative forms of social welfare (WP4) in maximizing growth and reducing inequality, and assess the consequences of automation for public finances (WP5). We also assess whether and how the Fourth Industrial Revolution is different from earlier technological revolutions (WP6). TECHNEQUALITY will serve as a foundation for a better understanding of technologically driven social inequalities and a catalyst for new research. Innovative forecasting models on the impact of automation will enhance labour market macro-efficiency and equitable labour market outcomes. We will also set the agenda for policy debates on societal consequences of technological developments (WP7). Our findings will spawn concrete and actionable policy impacts for national governments, the EU, and the OECD.

Invito a presentare proposte

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018-2019-2020

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Bando secondario

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018

Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 697 782,50
Indirizzo
MINDERBROEDERSBERG 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Paesi Bassi

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Regione
Zuid-Nederland Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 744 011,76

Partecipanti (8)