VoxEU Talk

This job is ‘getting old’

David Autor of MIT talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his research on the hollowing out of the occupational distribution in the US and Europe over the past 30 years: high- and low-wage occupations have been expanding rapidly and hiring younger workers, while routine middle-skill occupations have been shrinking and ‘getting old’. The interview was recorded at the American Economic Association meetings in San Francisco in January 2009.