Skill, Task Discretion and New Technology. Trends in Britain 1986-2001

Gallie, Duncan and Felstead, Alan and Green, Francis (2003) Skill, Task Discretion and New Technology. Trends in Britain 1986-2001. L'Annee Sociologique, 53 (2). pp. 401-430. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Drawing upon evidence from a series of national surveys of the British workforce, the paper assesses the long-standing debates about trends in skills and task discretion, and their relationship to changes in technology. It reveals a significant rise in skill levels over the period, with little evidence of increased workforce polarisation. In sharp contrast, task discretion declined for most categories of employee and particularly sharply for professionals, personal service and sales employees and those in elementary occupations. New computer-based technologies were strongly associated with higher skills, but did not significantly influence task discretion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: G.F. Green
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2008 16:56
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 09:41
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6597 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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