Skills for a digital world


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Author: Rimini, Michele; Spiezia, Vincenzo


This report was prepared in support of Panel 4.1 'New market and new jobs' of the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy, held on 21-23 June 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. [It] provides new evidence on the effects of digital technologies on the demand for skills and discusses key policies for skills development adapted to the digital economy. Workers across an increasing range of occupations need generic and/or advanced [information and communications technology] ICT skills to use such technologies effectively. More fundamentally, the diffusion of digital technologies is changing how...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Employment; Policy

Keywords: Technological change; OECD country; Skill needs; Generic skills; Skill development; Labour demand; Workplace change; Job requirements; Policy implications

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2016

Physical description: 56 p.

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Also called: Skills for a digital world: 2016 Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy background report

Date: 21-23 June 2016

Place: Cancun, Mexico

Series: OECD digital economy papers; no. 250

ISSN: 2071-6826 (online)

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Resource type: Report

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Document number: TD/TNC 124.1119

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