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Occupational Change in Europe: How Technology and Education Transform the Job Structure

Daniel Oesch

Abstract

At least since the Industrial Revolution and Karl Marx, scholars have been obsessed by the question of how the employment structure evolves: towards good jobs, bad jobs or increasing polarization? This book throws new light on this old question. It does so by sifting through a mountain of employment data in order to identify the pattern of occupational change in Britain, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Switzerland since 1990. The book first presents novel evidence on shifts in the employment structure and then explains them by analyzing five driving forces of occupational change: technological cha ... More

Keywords: Upgrading, occupations, labour market, technological change, inequality, unemployment, educational expansion, middle class, polarization, routinization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199680962
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680962.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Oesch, author
Professor at the Life Course and Inequality Research Centre, University of Lausanne