The Internet as a Force of Inequality: Employment Impacts
Posted: 2 Apr 2015
Date Written: March 31, 2015
The Internet is generally held to be a force for job growth. However, this view is empirically incorrect in the short term. The paper will show negative impacts, with the Internet a force of inequality. This leads to an analysis of how to deal with the losers in the information economy, and how to structure support mechanisms without reducing innovation.
Keywords: labor markets; internet; post-industrial economy
JEL Classification: D31, D43, J44, J60, L50, N30, O30, P17
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