Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Work and Employment in Canada

by Gordon Betcherman, Kathryn McMullen

There is a growing body of analysis that is trying to come to grips empirically with the diffusion of ICT and its various employment effects. In this paper, the authors review the Canadian evidence on four related issues: the diffusion of ICT; ICT and organizational change; ICT effects on labour demand, and the distrubutional effects of ICT. The final section of the paper focuses on rethinking human resource policy issues to incorporate the effects of ICT in the context of a new economic paradigm.

Release Date: 6 Feb 1998
Number of pages: 25
Document number: 18372