IMF: robotization threatens to lose more jobs for women than for men

The study by the IMF and the international program for assessing adult competence PIAAC involved several

thousand people aged 16 to 65 years from 30 developed and developing economies of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Russia did not participate in the study.

It turned out that women risk being left withoutwork as a result of robotization in the next 20 years more often than men. This is connected with the fact that women are more often involved in analytical processes that can be replaced by robots, as well as organizational and managerial work. In addition, men are more often engaged in exact physical work, which is still more difficult to replace than routine tasks associated with data arrays.

On average, robots can replace 40% of women and 38%men in their jobs. At the same time, this indicator strongly depends on the country, for example, in Sweden and Finland, the risks for men are still higher than for women. In addition, this indicator is influenced by the structure of production in the country: does industry dominate in GDP, as well as the degree of technology penetration into the labor market.