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The Growth of Information Workers in the U.S. Economy, 1950-1990: The Role of Technological Change, Computerization, and Structural Change

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  • Wolff, E.N.

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This paper uses data form the U.S. Decennial Censuses of 1950 through 1990 to measure the growth of information workers in the U.S. economy and analyse the sources of their growth.

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  • Wolff, E.N., 1996. "The Growth of Information Workers in the U.S. Economy, 1950-1990: The Role of Technological Change, Computerization, and Structural Change," Working Papers 96-41, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University.
  • Handle: RePEc:cvs:starer:96-41
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    1. Kenneth J. Arrow, 1962. "The Economic Implications of Learning by Doing," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 29(3), pages 155-173.
    2. Krugman, Paul R., 1979. "Increasing returns, monopolistic competition, and international trade," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, pages 469-479.
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    Keywords

    INFORMATION INDUSTRY; TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE; WORKERS; PRODUCTIVITY;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O51 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - U.S.; Canada

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