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

Objective

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Net EU contribution
€ 697 782,50
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Netherlands

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Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 46 229,26

Participants (8)

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 320 210,00
Address
Warandelaan 2
5037 AB Tilburg

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Region
Noord-Brabant Midden-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 756 311,25
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CAMBRIDGE ECONOMETRICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 51 639,00
Address
Covent Garden
CB1 2HT Cambridge

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CAMBRIDGE ECONOMETRICS (BELGIUM)
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 22 131,00
Address
Prins Boudewijnlaan 78/202
2550 Kontich

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 320 000,00
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WISSENSCHAFTSZENTRUM BERLIN FUR SOZIALFORSCHUNG GGMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 384 962,50
Address
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 203 100,00
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 243 000,00
Address
Narva Road 25
10120 Tallinn

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Region
Eesti Eesti Põhja-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00