Developing countries may need strategies to cope with job-taking robots

If it’s true that robots are coming for our jobs, developing countries could have a much tougher time coping with the shock.

A new study by economists Lukas Schlogl and Andy Sumner of King’s College London, written for the Washington think tank Center for Global Development, suggests that there is still a need to consider how developing countries will cope with the rise of automation. Most strategies to help workers displaced by robots, some of which look promising, have so far been devised for developed nations and may not translate to the developing world, they argue.