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The individual consequences of occupational decline

The individual consequences of occupational decline

The average person consequences of occupational decline

As new technologies replace human labour in an increasing number of tasks, employment in a few occupations invariably falls. This column compares outcomes for similar workers in similar occupations over 28 years to explore the results of large declines in occupational employment for workers’ careers. While mean losses in earnings and employment for all those initially employed in occupations that later declined are relatively moderate, low-earners lose a lot more.