Edited by Pascal Petit and Luc Soete
What is the potential of the new information and communication technologies? This book assesses the relationship between technological change and employment in all its dimensions, focusing on contemporary economies in Europe. The authors discuss patterns of growth, and the type of employment that countries might expect to be created following the introduction of these new technologies.
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- Technology and the Future of European Employment
- Chapter 1: Long-term structural changes: a reappraisal
- Chapter 2: Technology, growth and employment in postwar Europe: short-run dynamics and long-run patterns
- Chapter 3: Europe in the triad: growth pattern and structural changes
- Chapter 4: Structural dynamics and employment in highly industrialized economies
- Chapter 5: Innovation, demand and employment
- Chapter 6: Technical change and employment growth in services: analytical and policy challenges
- Chapter 7: The European unemployment problem: a structural approach
- Chapter 8: New technologies, organizational change and the skill bias: what do we know?
- Chapter 9: Unemployment and labour market flexibility: a misplaced question?
- Chapter 10: Sweeping the chimney before kindling the fire as a workable option for employment policy
- Chapter 11: Determinants of sectoral average wage and employment growth rates in a specific factors model with production externalities and international capital movements
- Chapter 12: Modelling the link between skill biases in technical change and wage divergence through labour market extensions of Krugman’s North–South model
- Chapter 13: Changing working time patterns
- Chapter 14: Europe’s system(s) of innovation
- Chapter 15: Employment, unemployment and ageing in the West European welfare states
- Chapter 16: Policy conclusions: on the future of European employment
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