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Are blue-collar jobs turning white?

Bisello, Martina and Fernández-Macías, Enrique (2018) Are blue-collar jobs turning white? LSE Business Review (18 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Manual jobs in European manufacturing are being transformed, as blue-collar workers take on more intellectual tasks. This is a consequence of the increasing use of digital tools and the growing importance of quality control in production. The severe losses of medium-paying jobs in the manufacturing sector during the economic crisis raised concerns about its future role and contribution to economic progress. However, not only has the recovery brought back employment growth in manufacturing, but there has also been a shift towards higher-skilled professional occupations, especially in machinery and equipment as well as motor vehicle production (up seven per cent a year since 2013), as described in Eurofound’s 2017 European Jobs Monitor report.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 14:42
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:05

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