The impact of new technologies on the labour market and the social economy

This science and technology options assessment (STOA) study investigates the potential employment effects of new information and communication technologies by examining the relationship between innovation, new technologies, employment and inequality. It reviews the existing literature and experiences of previous technological revolutions and argues that the race between job creation through new products and job destruction from process innovation has been won in the past by the job-creating effects of innovation. It concludes that there is an uneven distribution in the costs of digitalisation ... Show more

Authors: Dachs, Bernhard

Published: [Brussels, Belgium], Scientific Foresight Unit, European Parliamentary Research Service, 2018

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 59 p. (report) + [4] p. (summary)

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