Asian development outlook 2018: how technology affects jobs

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Asian Development Bank (ADB)


This year's publication draws attention to opportunities and concerns presented by new technologies in the workplace. The application of new technologies will boost productivity, but at the same time it will displace certain types of jobs. Evidence shows, however, that rising demand and higher output will create jobs, outweighing job displacement, especially with the addition of new occupations and industries that will arise to meet the new needs of producers and consumers. This transition will require a skilled workforce and could put the less-skilled at a disadvantage. The challenge...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Technology; Economics; Policy; Equity

Keywords: Future; Trend; Technological change; Employment opportunity; Skill needs; Economic impact; Government role; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Asia

Published: Manila, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2018

Physical description: xx, 327 p. (report) + 12 p. (highlights)

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ISBN: 9789292611200 (print); 9789292611217 (electronic)

ISSN: 0117-0481 (print), 1996-725X (electronic)

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 132.258

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