Polarization of Job Losses: Canada and the USA, the Role of ICT

DIGIWORLD ECONOMIC JOURNAL, no. 100, 4th quarter. 2015, p. 165

15 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2016

Date Written: November 16, 2015

Abstract

Canada-USA comparisons are used to examine whether recent wage polarization is a general phenomenon, or more of a U.S. experience (it is the latter). The role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in "polarization" is examined and the Canadian productivity and ICT lags relative to the U.S. are discussed. ICT is a recent tool and thus discussions of its "demise" need to be cautious.

Keywords: polarization, Canada/U.S. ICT comparisons

JEL Classification: D24, J64, O33, O51

Suggested Citation

Waverman, Leonard, Polarization of Job Losses: Canada and the USA, the Role of ICT (November 16, 2015). DIGIWORLD ECONOMIC JOURNAL, no. 100, 4th quarter. 2015, p. 165. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2845382

Leonard Waverman (Contact Author)

London Business School ( email )

Sussex Place
Regent's Park
London, London NW1 4SA
United Kingdom

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