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

O'Mahony, Mary and Robinson, K. and 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

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2008.02.001

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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.

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Research Areas:Business > Economics
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