Research Insights: How Did Mobility Restrictions Affect Labor Automation in the Developing World?

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Nov 2023
This study investigates the effects of COVID-19 induced mobility restrictions and the rise of automation on Perus labor market. The research uncovers a differential decline in employment rates and wages for high-risk workers in paralyzed industries, persisting for 18 months post-pandemic. Occupational mobility emerges as a key factor in the recovery of these workers, underscoring the importance of adaptability in the face of automation.