ERIC Number: ED241296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Long-Term Impact of Technology on Employment and Unemployment. A National Academy of Engineering Symposium (June 30, 1983).
National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.
Although technological change profoundly affects the types, amounts, and conditions of work in both public and private sectors, there is no agreement among economists, technologists, or labor representatives on the impact of developments of new high-technology industries upon employment. Because the implications of these developments are neither well understood nor easily forecast, a symposium was convened to explore the processes at work so that public policy formulation can take place with an improved understanding of possible outcomes. This document is a summary of the presentations by symposium participants. These include: "Introduction" (John L. McLucas); "National Perspectives: The Definition of Problems and Opportunities" (Wassily Leontief); "Technological Trends" (Roland W. Schmitt); "Work Force Trends" (Thomas M. Stanback, Jr.); "Technology and Employment: Effects on the Socioeconomic Structure" (Irving Bluestone); "A Need for Cooperation Among Private and Public Sectors" (Dennis Chamot); "Short-Term Consequences of Technological Change" (Harley Shaiken); "Effects of the Confluence of Technologies" (Erich Bloch); "Productivity Growth: The Worker" (Pat Choate); "Employment and Unemployment in the Service Sector" (John S. Reed); "Urban Responses to Technological Change" (Narciso Cano); "Employment - Unemployment: Another Look" (Audrey Freedman); "Primary Policy Issues in Question" (William A. Niskanen); and "Should Government Become Actively Involved?" (Arnold Packer). (BC)
Descriptors: Employment, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Government Role, Industry, Labor Force, Modernization, Policy Formation, Productivity, Socioeconomic Influences, Technological Advancement, Technology, Unemployment
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.