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The Labour Market in the New Information Economy

Richard B. Freeman

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

Published on behalf of The Oxford Review of Economic Policy Ltd

Volume 18, issue 3, pages 288-305
Published in print September 2002 | ISSN: 0266-903X
Published online September 2002 | e-ISSN: 1460-2121 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/18.3.288
The Labour Market in the New Information Economy

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The extension of information and communication technologies (ICT) 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 ICT 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 messages to the public, raising the possibility of a major change in the nature of the union movement.

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Subjects: Economic Development and Growth ; Public Economics ; Political Economy ; Public Policy

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