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Problemas del desarrollo

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SALAMA, Pierre. New Technologies: The Bipolarization of Employment and Job Income?. Prob. Des [online]. 2018, vol.49, n.195, pp.3-25. ISSN 0301-7036.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/iiec.20078951e.2018.195.64825.

The digital revolution has disrupted how companies behave, their environment, and their consumption patterns, while changing the job and wage structure in the sectors in which they operate. On its own, this revolution has entailed a major upheaval with no end in sight, which is why it is better to learn to manage it than deny it or pump the brakes. Latin American countries use new technologies to different extents, but do not produce them. The result is negative fallout for jobs and employment, a burgeoning informal sector, and higher job income in advanced countries and in the emerging Asian economies that do make these technologies.

Keywords : Latin America; digital revolution; employment, job income; Asian countries; emerging economies.

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