Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/167687
Authors: 
Gold, Robert
Bode, Eckhardt
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Discussion Papers 2017-54
Abstract: 
Digital technologies will both create new jobs and replace existing ones. To cope with increasing labor market dynamics in the digital age, workers will have to become more mobile across jobs, occupations, and industries. The relative importance of their job-specific skills will decrease while that of their general skills applicable to various occupations will increase. The G20 should establish national adult training programs that focus on improving workers' general skills, specifically their theoretical, non-cognitive, and digital skills. These general skills will enable workers to work with technology instead of competing with it, thereby increasing their job mobility and employability.
Subjects: 
digitalization
employability
job mobility
adult training
skills
G20
JEL: 
E24
I38
J62
O33
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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