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Survey on dissemination and impact of digitalisation and change in employment in the world of work

Project number: F 2444 Institution: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) / Zentrum für europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW) Status: Ongoing Project Planned end: 2020-09-30


With digitization and industry and work 4.0, key words are currently discussed scientifically and in a society as a whole, which describe the systematic change in the working world through the use of new technologies. The high presence and controversy of this discussion is in contrast to comparatively little data, which provide information on which areas of the working life are substantially changed and by which concrete technologies this happens.

In the project "Survey on the dissemination and impact of digitalisation and change in employment in the world of work", data on the degree of dissemination, application fields and effects on employees and the work organisations for Germany are to be collected and analysed. To this end, a list of questions is to be prepared in cooperation with the IAB, the BIBB and the ZEW. The survey of several thousand persons is carried out by an external provider using computer-assisted telephone interviews. The results of the survey will be published in scientific journals and offer a discussion basis for the organisation of humane working conditions in the age of digitalisation. Furthermore, they can be used to complement the official reporting of the (changing) world of work.


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