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Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Work and Employment in Canada
Controversies surrounding the employment implications of the computer revolution have been with us for a long time. We are still trying to sort out what effects ICT is having on employment levels and the nature of work. Are we on the road to the disturbing scale of technological displacement and deskilling articulated by Rifkin (1994), Braverman (1974), and others? Or is ICT the key to job creation, skilled work, and rising incomes as most national governments and much of the economics profession contends?
Release Date: 6 Feb 1998