Draft report

Employment, labour markets and income

Technological change and the future of work: draft report 2
Future of work Gig economy Labour market Labour market disruption New Zealand

This inquiry explores the impacts of new and changing technology on the quantity and nature of work. It builds on research and modelling carried out by governments, academics and other organisations in New Zealand and throughout the world. It aims to answer two main questions:

  1. What are the current and likely future impacts of technological change and disruption on the future of work, the workforce, labour markets, productivity and wellbeing?
  2. How can the Government better position New Zealand and New Zealanders to take advantage of innovation and technological change in terms of productivity, labour-market participation and the nature of work?

This is the second of five draft reports. It examines:

  • the conditions necessary for a dynamic labour market (Chapter 1);
  • the gig economy and employment relationships (Chapter 2);
  • income support for displaced workers (Chapter 3);
  • labour-market programmes – government programmes designed and targeted to help people find or sustain employment (Chapter 4); and
  • re-orienting labour-market policies for increased technology adoption (Chapter 5).
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