MIT study finds automation is a contributor to wage inequality

MIT study finds automation is a contributor to wage inequality

Careers Image: © Knut/Stock.adobe.com MIT researchers found that automation accounted for more than half of the increase in the income gap between educated and less-educated workers in the US.

A new study by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found that automation is a contributor to wage inequality.

Their research quantified the extent to which automation has contributed to income inequality in the US over the past few decades.This change in technology, such as self-checkouts in supermarkets or assembly-line devices, has contributed to a growing gap in wage equality, the research showed.Since the 1980s, the income gap between more […]

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