Skills and jobs in the Internet economy

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Author: Reynolds, Taylor; Stryszowski, Piotr


Both generic and specialised [information and communications technology] ICT skills are becoming an important requirement for employment across the economy as the Internet becomes more engrained in work processes, but a significant part of the population lacks the basic skills necessary to function in this new environment. This paper examines the impact of the Internet on the labour market in this context. For example, between seven per cent and 27 per cent of adults have no experience in using computers or lack the most elementary computer skills, such as the ability to use a mouse. In...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Technology; Employment; Literacy; Demographics

Keywords: OECD country; Basic skill; Job requirements; Generic skills; Skill needs; Skills mismatch; Employability; Internet; Knowledge society; Technological literacy; Age

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2014

Physical description: 39 p.

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Series: OECD digital economy papers; no. 242

ISSN: 2071-6826 (online)

Statement of responsibility: [Taylor Reynolds and Piotr Stryszowski]

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 118.953

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