Policies to expand digital skills for the machine age


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Author: Martin, John P.


A new technological epoch is underway - the so-called 'machine age' - reflecting advances in artificial intelligence, digitalisation and 'big data'. Some commentators have claimed that this epoch is different from previous ones in that it will produce large-scale technological unemployment, while others argue the contrary. Only time will judge who is right on this crucial debate. But the machine age will lead to major shifts in the demand and supplies of skills, especially digital skills. In this paper, [the author reviews] the available cross-country evidence on the distribution of such...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Literacy; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Teaching and learning; Policy

Keywords: Technological change; Workplace change; Skill needs; Education and training needs; Skills audit; Adult learning; Unemployment; Technological literacy; OECD country; Policy implications; Digital skills

Published: Bonn, Germany: IZA, 2017

Physical description: 15 p.

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Series: IZA policy paper; no. 123

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 127.625

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