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DIMJOB - Social, demographic and health dimensions of technology-induced job loss - project description

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This study will investigate the social, demographic and health-related aspects of technology-induced job loss with the help of Norwegian population registries.


Continuing rapid technological progress in IT, automation and robotics has the potential to displace workers in an increasing number of occupations and skill categories in the coming decades.


This project aims to assess:

a) How this risk is distributed across regions, households and family constellations

b) How the risk at the individual level differs by gender, immigrant status, and individual-level factors such as education, cognitive ability, and personality

c) The extent to which these same factors predict how individuals respond to and are impacted by job loss in the shorter and longer term

d) How parental job displacement affects social and health outcomes among children.

See the full project description at Cristin for more information about results, researchers, contact information etc.

Project participants

Project leader

Vegard Fykse Skirbekk, Senter for fruktbarhet og helse, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Project participants

Line C. Gjerde, Avdeling for psykiske lidelser, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Bernt Bratsberg, Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research
Sara Cools, Institute for Social Research
Ole Jørgen Røgeberg, Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research

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