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Chancen und Risiken der Digitalisierung für ältere Produktionsarbeiter



"Based on data from the German Linked Personnel Panel 2015 the process of digitalisation is associated for most of the employees with less physical hardships on the one hand and the necessity of the development of abilities and competences on the other hand. Thereby, the employees less often point out the reduction of physical hardships than the enhancement of abilities and competences. The differentiation with respect to the age is not pronounced. However, male production workers indicate more often than male employees with different functions that they experience a reduction of physical hardships. In addition, male production workers report the necessity of skill enhancement more often. Furthermore, the results obtained reveal, that the employees accept this challenge: A comparison of the results of the Linked Personnel Panel survey 2013 and 2015 demonstrates a clear rise in the participation in training course (at least partly financed by the employer) for all age groups. Against the background that employers consider older employees as less willing and able to attend further training measures, these results are good news." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))


Bibliographical information

Bellmann, Lutz (2017): Chancen und Risiken der Digitalisierung für ältere Produktionsarbeiter. (IAB-Forschungsbericht, 15/2017), Nürnberg, 15 p.