FSD3348 Finnish Views on the Future of Work in Digital Economy 2017

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  • Pulkka, Ville-Veikko (University of Helsinki. Faculty of Social Sciences)
  • Hiilamo, Heikki (University of Helsinki. Faculty of Social Sciences)


automation, changing society, digital economy, employment, employment policy, employment services, future society, income distribution, industrial development, labour (resource), platform economy, social welfare expenditure, technology and innovation


The survey charted Finnish people's views on the development of the labour market in the near future as well as on political measures that would be important for the future of Finnish work. The survey was part of the research project "Suomalainen työ murroksen jälkeen" ["Finnish work under transformation"] commissioned by the Government's analysis, assessment and research activities unit (VNTEAS).

First, the respondents' views were charted on how employment in Finland would be affected by automation in the next ten years. Attitudinal statements presented to the respondents also examined the perceived future effects of digitalisation and platform economy. In addition, the respondents were asked to evaluate different measures that could be taken to ensure employees' ability to adapt to the future labour market. It was also charted which political objective of the digital economy the respondents deemed most important (e.g. economic growth, shortening work hours, increased employment). Finally, the respondents' opinions were asked on different models for universal basic income (UBI).

Background variables included, among others, gender, age, education, economic activity and occupational status, life cycle phase, income group of household, political party preference, region of residence, type of municipality of residence, and size of household.

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