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Destruction or Polarization: Estimating the Impact of Technology on Jobs in Indian Manufacturing

dc.contributor.authorPankaj Vashisht
dc.description.abstractIndian manufacturers have invested significantly in technology upgradations since the economy opened up to foreign trade and technology in the mid-1980s. In this paper, we examine the impact of technology on employment and skill demand within the Indian manufacturing sector. Estimating a dynamic labour demand equation, we find that that despite reducing the required labour per unit of output, technology has not reduced the aggregate employment in the Indian manufacturing sector. However, qualitative effect of technology on labour demand has been very significant. Our results show that adoption of new technology has increased the demand for high skilled workers at the cost of intermediary skills, leading to the polarization of manufacturing jobs. It suggests that technology has reduced the routine task content of manufacturing jobs in India.
dc.publisherIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
dc.titleDestruction or Polarization: Estimating the Impact of Technology on Jobs in Indian Manufacturing
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertIndustrial Economics
dc.subject.expertIndustrial Development
dc.subject.expertIndustrial Policy
dc.subject.expertTechnology assessment
dc.subject.adbCommerce and Industry
dc.subject.adbIntra-Industry Trade
dc.subject.adbLarge Scale Industry
dc.subject.adbTechnical Evaluation
dc.subject.adbResults-Based Monitoring And Evaluation
dc.subject.adbPerformance Evaluation
dc.subject.naturalCapital market
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalMarket share
dc.subject.naturalTechnology transfer
dc.subject.naturalCumulative effects assessment
dc.subject.naturalJob analysis
dc.subject.naturalTask analysis
dc.title.seriesICRIER Working Papers
dc.title.volumeNo. 334
dc.contributor.imprintIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.authorVashisht, Pankaj

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