Structural transformation in the OECD: digitalisation, deindustrialisation and the future of work

In tandem with the diffusion of computer technologies, labour markets across the OECD have undergone rapid structural transformation. In this paper, [the authors examine]: (1) the impact of technological change on labour market outcomes since the computer revolution of the 1980s; and (2) recent developments in digital technology, including machine learning and robotics, and their potential impacts on the future of work. While it is evident that the composition of the workforce has shifted dramatically over recent decades, in part as a result of technological change, the impacts of digitalisati ... Show more

Authors: Berger, Thor; Frey, Carl Benedikt

Published: Paris, France, OECD, 2016

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 52 p.

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