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Evaluating the impact of automation on labour markets in England and Wales

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Robots are now able to complete many tasks with greater efficiency than humans. This is leading employers to demand different skills from their workforces. Simultaneously, there has been a notable decline in manufacturing employment in the UK. Using data at a local authority level, this thesis shows that industrial robot technology in the transportation manufacturing industry, an empirical proxy for automation, had a negative and statistically significant effect on employment across Englan...

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Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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