This paper examines the occupational and social impact of robotics and labour-replacing technologies in Western European countries. In particular, the changes in workforce composition and possible modifications to the occupational stratification of European societies are assessed, together with the “shrinking-middle-class” hypothesis.
It is now available on the website another Working Paper related to RISING prin. This working paper is authored by Paolo Barbieri (University of Trento), Giorgio Cutuli (University of Trento) and Saverio Minardi (University of Trento).
The working paper is available at this link.