Policy solutions to technological unemployment

Yvonne A. Stevens, Gary Marchant

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7 Scopus citations


This chapter explores possible policy interventions to mitigate the effects of anticipated technological unemployment, and considers both the benefits and downsides of potential policy responses. It will focus on the viability of policies intended to delay or block technological innovation, on governmental job creation and stimulus policies, technology innovation polices, tax policy innovations, employment impact statements and disclosure policies, and longer term changes in how we value and reward social contributions. None of these proposed policies offers a “magic bullet” solution to the problem of technological unemployment, but portfolios of several of these policies may be effective in diminishing the impacts of technological unemployment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurviving the Machine Age
Subtitle of host publicationIntelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319511658
ISBN (Print)9783319511641
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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