Technology and the future of work in emerging economies: what is different

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Author: Soto, Daniel Alonso


Technological developments are likely to bring many new opportunities, which may be even larger in emerging economies and may allow them to 'leapfrog' certain stages of development. Notwithstanding these opportunities, emerging economies face significant challenges associated with rapid technological progress. Many of these challenges are the same as in advanced economies, but differences in starting conditions may result in a greater threat for the emerging world. This study explores the benefits and risks brought by this new technological wave from the perspective of thirteen key...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Economics; Employment; Labour market; Technology

Keywords: Workplace change; Technological change; Occupational structure; Economic conditions; Employment projection; Economic implication

Geographic subjects: Argentina; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Chile; South America; China; India; Indonesia; Asia; Mexico; North America; Russia; Turkey; Europe; Saudi Arabia; Middle East; South Africa; Africa; Central America and the Caribbean

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2020

Physical description: 58 p.

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Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 139.662

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