Digitalization and the American workforce


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In recent decades, the diffusion of digital technology into nearly every business and workplace, also known as 'digitalization', has been remaking the U.S. economy and the world of work. The 'digitalization of everything' has at once increased the potential of individuals, firms, and society while also contributing to a series of troublesome impacts and inequalities, such as worker pay disparities across many demographics, and the divergence of metropolitan economic outcomes. In light of that, this report presents a detailed analysis of changes in the digital content of 545 occupations...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Workforce development; Industry; Employment; Income; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Technological change; Digitalisation; Case study; Occupation; Skill analysis; Skill needs; Skill development; Data analysis; Digital skills

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Brookings Institution, 2017

Physical description: 59 p. (report) + [2] p. (executive summary) + 9 p. (appendix A) + 32 p. (appendix B) + 1 infographic

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 130.606

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