The impact of new technologies on the labour market and the social economy

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Author: Dachs, Bernhard


This science and technology options assessment (STOA) study investigates the potential employment effects of new information and communication technologies by examining the relationship between innovation, new technologies, employment and inequality. It reviews the existing literature and experiences of previous technological revolutions and argues that the race between job creation through new products and job destruction from process innovation has been won in the past by the job-creating effects of innovation. It concludes that there is an uneven distribution in the costs of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Labour market; Employment; Innovation; Equity

Keywords: Technological change; Employment creation; Unemployment; Cost; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: [Brussels, Belgium]: Scientific Foresight Unit, European Parliamentary Research Service, 2018

Physical description: 59 p. (report) + [4] p. (summary)

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ISBN: 9789284625864

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 133.764

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