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Other Publications | July 16, 2020

The Nature of Work after the COVID Crisis: Too Few Low-Wage Jobs

David Autor Co-Chair, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future; Ford Professor of Economics Labor Studies Program; Director, National Bureau of Economic Research
Elisabeth Reynolds Executive Director, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future; Executive Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center; Principal Research Scientist; Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

The authors ask whether the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the conventional wisdom about automation and inequality in the US over the past four decades.

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