Automation Artificial Intelligence On-demand Labour and Other Flexible Forms of Labour in the New IDB Employer Survey Skills at Work in LAC

Oct 2017
Whilst there is an interest in recent surveys in understanding the impact of disruptive technologies on employment and the way in which skills might be a constraint on their take-up, this tends to be at an aggregate level with little consideration given to the types of job that may be affected or the specific skill needs that may arise. This report develops a set of suite of questions about: (i) how specific disruptive technologies may affect the demand of skills, occupations and employees; and, (ii) how the on-demand labour, crowd sourcing and other flexible forms of labour is undertaken. The resulting questionnaires serve as reference to the IDB’s Skills at Work in LAC survey.