ERIC Number: ED022857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
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The Employment Impact of Technological Change. Technology and the American Economy, Appendix Volume II.
National Commission on Technology, Automation and Economic Progress, Washington, DC.
Eleven descriptive studies prepared by independent experts and dealing with the employment impact of technological change are presented. Part I contains (1) an analysis, at the establishment level, of employment-increasing growth of output and employment-decreasing growth of output per man-hour, (2) case studies of the elapsed time involved in the process of invention, innovation, and diffusion of selected new technologies, and (3) a review of literature, on this same subject by Edwin Mansfield. Part II deals with the employment impact of technological developments occuring in agriculture, banking, and steel-making and includes an evaluation and speculations for the future in three papers. Part III treats the impact upon skill requirements in selected automatic installations, examines the same problem by looking at the raw data upon which the 1949 and 1960 editions of the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles" were based, and examines changes occurring in the nature of work. Part IV examines current issues related to shortening the basic workweek and compares the possibilities for growth in income or leisure in an economy where the output of an hour's work doubles in less than a quarter century. Other appendixes to VT 003 962 are VT 003 960 and VT 005 794-VT 005 797. (EM)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Automation, Banking, Diffusion, Economic Climate, Employment, Income, Industry, Innovation, Job Skills, Leisure Time, Literature Reviews, Metal Industry, Technological Advancement, Technology, Unemployment, Working Hours
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Authoring Institution: National Commission on Technology, Automation and Economic Progress, Washington, DC.