Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations?: evidence from Chilean firms

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Author: Almeida, Rita K.; Fernandes, Ana Margarida; Viollaz, Mariana


A major concern with the rapid spread of technology is that it replaces some jobs, displacing workers. However, technology may raise firm productivity, generating more jobs. The paper contributes to this debate by exploiting a novel panel data set for Chilean firms in all sectors between 2007 and 2013. While previous studies examine the impacts of automation on the use of routine tasks by middle-educated workers, this study focuses on a measure of complex software that is typically used by more educated workers in cognitive and non-routine tasks for client, production, and business...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Research

Keywords: Labour utilisation; Skilled worker; Job requirements; Job skill; Employment creation; Longitudinal study

Geographic subjects: Chile; South America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: World Bank, 2017

Physical description: 41 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Rita K. Almeida, Ana M. Fernandes, Mariana Viollaz

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 129.197

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