New Technology and Emerging Occupations: Evidence from Asia
This paper explores how technology affects labor market outcomes in Asia through the creation of new types of work.
It investigates how workers’ characteristics can influence one’s chances of accessing emerging occupations—defined as occupation groups with new job titles. Comparisons of successive lists of the National Classification of Occupations in India, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam find that most new job titles are for highly-skilled positions that involve data and information and communication technology. Adjusted predictions by education and sector show that access to emerging occupations are highest among tertiary-educated workers in services. Chances of success can vary greatly across age groups.
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