The impact of trade and technology on skills in Viet Nam

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Market-oriented reforms, such as liberalizing trade and encouraging foreign direct investment, can generate large efficiency gains for a country. However, there is also concern that lower-skilled workers are increasingly being replaced by technology and that more globalized markets are harming employment opportunities. This paper investigates these important issues by exploring household surveys from Viet Nam, combined with information on the task content of occupations, industrial exposure to international trade, and access to technology across the country. We assess the extent to which...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Globalisation; Skills and knowledge; Labour market

Keywords: Job requirements; Labour demand; Technological change; Economic factor; Skilled worker; Low skilled worker; Employment opportunity

Geographic subjects: Vietnam; Asia

Published: Tokyo, Japan: Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017

Physical description: 20 p.

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Series: ADBI working paper series; no. 770, August 2017

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 129.709

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