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The impact of ICT on the demand for skilled labour: A cross-country comparison

O'Mahony, Mary, Robinson, Catherine, Vecchi, Michela (2008) The impact of ICT on the demand for skilled labour: A cross-country comparison. Labour Economics, 15 (6). pp. 1435-1450. ISSN 0927-5371. (doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2008.02.001) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:39153)

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Abstract

This paper provides a unique cross-country comparative perspective on the impact of information and communication technology on the demand for skilled labour. It employs panel data for the US, the UK and France, comprising several skill categories for each country for the 1980s and 1990s. The paper considers the issue of whether skill bias is transitory or permanent both by considering changes through time and by dividing the highly skilled into IT specific and other occupations. The results indicate that the impact of technology on the demand for skilled labour is slowing down, at least in the US, supporting a transitory interpretation. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.labeco.2008.02.001
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: AD - University of Birmingham, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - National Institute of Economic and Social Research, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Middlesex University Business School, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - Labour Econ. [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: ICT, Labour demand, Skills
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 13:45 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39153 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Robinson, Catherine: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8861-4880
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