Transformations of employment and occupation patterns in Taiwan's transition to an information society

Wei Ching Wang*

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Abstract

This study investigates the employment and occupation patterns that have emerged as Taiwan has evolved into an information society. The study shows that the unemployment problem that arose after Taiwan's transformation to an information society is closely related to the inability of information-intensive industries (particularly information-intensive manufacturing) to absorb the labor released from labor-intensive industries. Second, the changing trends in occupation structure under the transformation to an information economy have made Taiwan's labor market unbalanced, benefiting workers who are more highly skilled in information, are more professional, and have higher levels of education. This state of unbalance negatively affects inequality and bias in the labor market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-474
Number of pages25
JournalChinese Journal of Communication
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec

Keywords

  • employment
  • ICTs
  • information economy
  • information society
  • informatization
  • labor market
  • occupation structure
  • unemployment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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