Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228134
Authors: 
Reljic, Jelena
Evangelista, Rinaldo
Pianta, Mario
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
LEM Working Paper Series No. 2019/36
Abstract: 
The diffusion of digital technologies and their impact on employment and skills is investigated inthis article considering six major European countries (Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) and 42 manufacturing and service industriesover the 2009-2014 period. We analyse two key dimensions of digitalisation - industries' consumption of intermediate inputs from digital-intensive sectorsand investment in ICT tangible and intangible assets per employee. We first investigate their effect on total employment finding that job creation in industriesis supported by high digital consumption and reduced by high digital investment.We then explore how these variables have shaped the evolution of four professional groups - Managers, Clerks, Craft and Manual workers, defined on the basis of ISCO classes - and the increasingly polarisedskill structure of European economies.
Subjects: 
Digital technology
Innovation
Employment
Skills
European industries
JEL: 
J23
J24
J21
O3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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