The Economist Covers Aging and Automation Report

Jul 12, 2018

In a story titled, The Robots Coming for Your Job, The Economist covered a new report focused on aging and automation from Marsh & McLennan’s Global Risk Center, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman.

The report, titled “The Twin Threats of Aging and Automation” examines two major trends across 15 counties – aging western populations and automated jobs -- and found that older workers in Asia are most at risk to lose their jobs due to automation.

The 15 countries are: Asia Pacific: China, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore; Australia; Europe: Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, UK and Americas: Chile, United States, Canada.

The study found that countries with more low-skilled older workers in automatable occupations (repetitive admin work in an office or manual machine operation) tended to be where the older population is growing fastest. Five of the top six countries where workers are most at risk are in Asia, although the risks are pretty high across the board.

To read the entire story, please click here. (Paywall)

To read the report, please click here