Long-term Strategies for Employment and Well-being in the Digital Age

Immervol H, MacDonald D, Rovenskaya E, & Ilmola L (2020). Long-term Strategies for Employment and Well-being in the Digital Age. In: Systemic Thinking for Policy Making: The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century. pp. 99-112 Paris, France: New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD Publishing. ISBN 978-92-64-49456-5 DOI:10.1787/879c4f7a-en.

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Abstract

It is shown how systems analysis can facilitate policy responses to complex labour-market changes, including from digitalisation and technological progress. A simple systems map covering linkages and interactions between technology adoption, alternative work arrangements, wages, and social protection illustrates how qualitative system mapping can provide a holistic perspective and enable a systematic exploration of connections between elements of a complex system. The map illustrates how systems analysis facilitates consideration of the behaviour of a complex system by decomposing it into sub-processes that can be verbally described in a straightforward and relatively simple way. From this, policy makers can obtain a broad view of the drivers of policy outcomes. Agent-based modelling (ABM) can complement a systems mapping approach. These models, including one maintained by IIASA, provide a “sandbox” for exploring the consequences of linkages and feedback effects for individual agents and for the system as a whole.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 08:51
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 08:51
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16380

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