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The future of work in America: people and places, today and tomorrow

This report by McKinsey highlights that the day-to-day nature of work could change for nearly everyone as intelligent machines become fixtures in the American workplace.

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Facing the future

This report by the Northeastern University and Gallup highlights that U.S., U.K. and Canadian citizens call for a unified skills strategy for the AI age, based on their second annual survey on artificial intelligence.

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Overworked America

This report from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth looks at the rising number of employees working long hours - sometimes earning high salaries or overtime pay, but too often not - and the implications for individuals, families, businesses and the US economy. 

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The future of work? The robot takeover is already here

Is the robot takeover already here? Janna Anderson, professor of communications at Elon University, discusses the future of work. 

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Human Age 2.0: future forces at work

Organisations must start adapting to a faster-paced environment. This report from the ManPowerGroup details a new world of work and how employers can succeed in a reconfigured labour market. 

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Digital America: a tale of the haves and have-mores

Digital capabilities, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace.  This report from McKinsey represents the first major attempt to measure the ongoing digitization of the US economy at a sector level. 

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A proposal for modernising labour laws for twenty-first century work: the "independent worker"

This report from Seth D. Harris and Alan B. Krueger of the Hamilton Project explores new and emerging work relationships arising in the "online gig economy" in the US that do not fit the existing legal definitions of "employee" and "independent contractor" status. 

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Freelancing in America: 2015

Freelancing is becoming more prevalent and a more viable option for workers.  This independent study by Freelancers Union and Upwork represents the most comprehensive survey of the freelance workforce in America. 

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Are robots taking our jobs, or making them?

This report from Ben Miller and Robert D. Atkinson  analyses the “robots are killing our jobs” arguments, shows how they are constructed on faulty analysis, examines the extensive economic literature on the relationship between employment and productivity, and explains the logic of how higher productivity leads to more jobs.

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