Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162361
Authors: 
Lewandowski, Piotr
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 351
Abstract: 
Job polarization can pose serious problems for emerging economies that rely on worker reallocation from low-skilled to middle-skilled jobs to converge toward advanced economies. Evidence from Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries shows that structural change and education expansion can prevent polarization, as they enable a shift from manual to cognitive work and prevent the “hollowing out” of middle-skilled jobs. However, in CEE countries they have also led to a high routine cognitive content of jobs, which makes such jobs susceptible to automation and computerization in the future.
Subjects: 
restructuring
workforce upskilling
task content of jobs
JEL: 
J21
J23
J24
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Document Type: 
Article

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