Education, Skills and Learning

Here's how work has changed in the past 100 years

There's been a global shift in the demand for skills among workers. Image: REUTERS/Stringer

Simeon Djankov

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Federica Saliola

Director, World Development Report 2019

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The ordering of the sectors in the figure should be understood as running from the most automatable to the least automatable, or from the low-skill and middle-skill jobs to high-skill jobs where there is a decline in the relative demand for some less educated workers.
WDR 2019 team, based on Walmart annual reports; Statista.com; IKEA.com; NetEase.com
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