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The labour market in the new information economy

Freeman, Richard B. (2002) The labour market in the new information economy. CEPDP (558). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753016362

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The extension of information and communication technologies to economic activity is changing the labour market in important ways. This article shows that computerization and use of the Internet are associated with greater hours worked as well as higher wages; that IT occupations are rapidly increasing their share of employment; that job search and recruitment are moving rapidly to the Web, with consequences for matching employers and employees; and possibly most important of all, that trade unions have begun to use the Internet as a tool for servicing members and carrying their message to the public, raising the possibility of a major change in the nature of the union movement.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2002 Richard Freeman
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2008 07:55
Last Modified: 20 May 2021 00:09

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