Does ICT Usage Erode Routine Occupations at the Firm Level?

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Petri Böckerman

Labour Institute for Economic Research

Seppo Laaksonen

University of Helsinki

Jari Vainiomäki

Tampere University

Date Written: March 2019

Abstract

We show that disappearing routine work can be linked to firm‐level ICT usage. Our results for the increasing abstract and declining routine occupation shares of total wage bill are consistent with job polarization at the firm level. The observed changes coincide with the usage of ICT in firms. These results are based on decompositions and regression analyses that evaluate the hollowing‐out of routine occupations and job polarization at the firm level.

Suggested Citation

Böckerman, Petri and Laaksonen, Seppo and Vainiomäki, Jari, Does ICT Usage Erode Routine Occupations at the Firm Level? (March 2019). LABOUR, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 26-47, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3331238 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/labr.12137

Petri Böckerman (Contact Author)

Labour Institute for Economic Research

FIN-00530 Helsinki
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Seppo Laaksonen

University of Helsinki

Jari Vainiomäki

Tampere University

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