Discussion Paper

Opportunity Occupations and the Future of Work


Abstract: From 19th-century workers smashing textile factory machines to John Maynard Keynes's musing on technological unemployment, worries and passions about machines replacing workers are hundreds of years old. More recently, robots and computers (through artificial intelligence) are replacing a growing number of human skills, and this has become an important topic of conversation in public policy. It is also increasingly on the minds of workers and students making decisions about their investments in skills and career preparation.

Keywords: opportunity occupations;

JEL Classification: J21;

https://doi.org/10.29338/wc2020-01

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Part of Series: Workforce Currents

Publication Date: 2020-02-12

Number: 2020-01

Pages: 1