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The end of work: why it won’t happen

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25. April 2022

Join us on 18 May for an inspiring public lecture and discussion with Prof. Dr. Daniel Oesch from the University of Lausanne on "The end of work: why it won’t happen". Few days pass without media reports predicting the end of work. Ever more sophisticated robots and artificial intelligence are seen as inexorably replacing human labour. These predictions about technological unemployment are as old as the Industrial Revolutions – and so far labour force statistics have invariably proved them wrong. Our talk explains where the predictions about the end of work went wrong and why technological does not per se reduce the demand for work. Based on labour market data, it then shows what instead has happened to the employment structure of Europe over the last decades. If we wish to anticipate the future of work, jobs and skills, the most promising strategy lies in clearly understanding the present changes in the job structure.  This event is part of the DSI spring lecture series "The Future of Work".

18 May, 2022
The end of work: why it won’t happen

Prof. Dr. Daniel Oesch
Prof. Dr. Daniel Oesch
Professor in Economic Sociology, University of Lausanne

Chaired by Philipp Kerksieck, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Public and Organizational Health, University of Zurich

DSI Event room SOC-E-010
Rämistrasse 69, Zurich

5.45 to 7.15 pm

Entrance free of charge

Programme FS 2022