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Automation and the welfare state: technological change as a determinant of redistribution preferences

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Technological change is widely considered to be a key driver of the economic and occupational structure of affluent countries. Current advances in information technology have led to a significant substitution of routine work by capital, while occupations with abstract or interpersonal manual task structures are complemented or unaffected. We develop a simple theoretical framework for the reasons why individuals in routine task-intensive occupations would prefer public insurance against the in...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/0010414017740600

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Funding agency for:
Thewissen, S
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Comparative Political Studies Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
2
Pages:
171-208
Publication date:
2017-11-29
Acceptance date:
2017-08-21
DOI:
EISSN:
1552-3829
ISSN:
0010-4140
Pubs id:
pubs:739237
URN:
uri:25b1f269-481b-4e29-b170-3fb55f38e65c
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uuid:25b1f269-481b-4e29-b170-3fb55f38e65c
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pubs:739237

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