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Author Gotlieb, C. C. ♦ Borodin, A.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Employment ♦ Skills ♦ Technology ♦ Attitudes ♦ Unemployment ♦ Displacement ♦ Obsolescence ♦ Social implications ♦ Unions
Abstract The relationship of computers and automation to employment is part of the more general relation of technological change to employment. The most obvious effect is that increases in productivity due to technology can eliminate jobs. Technology affects the individual worker, in the nature and amount of his work, and in his attitudes toward that work. Technological change affects the occupational structure of the entire labor force. Because of the central importance of these effects, the impact of technology has been the subject of extensive study by economists, sociologists, political scientists, and psychologists. Even within a single discipline, studies are often contradictory, and conclusions are colored by political overtones. We wish to delineate some of the issues, and present arguments given to support different viewpoints.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada (Borodin, A.; Gotlieb, C. C.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 7
Page Count 8
Starting Page 695
Ending Page 702


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Source: ACM Digital Library