Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162354
Authors: 
Gibbs, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 344
Abstract: 
The information technology revolution has had dramatic effects on jobs and the labor market. Many routine and manual tasks have been automated, replacing workers. By contrast, new technologies complement non-routine, cognitive, and social tasks, making work in such tasks more productive. These effects have polarized labor markets: While low-skill jobs have stagnated, there are fewer and lower paid jobs for middle-skill workers, and higher pay for high-skill workers, increasing wage inequality. Advances in artificial intelligence may be accelerating computers’ ability to perform cognitive tasks, heightening concerns about automation of even high-skill jobs.
Subjects: 
job design
technology
artificial intelligence
cognitive tasks
labor market polarization
JEL: 
J01
J23
J31
M5
O14
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Document Type: 
Article

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