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Title : 11.128 Information Technology and the Labor Market (MIT)

Title : 11.128 Information Technology and the Labor Market (MIT)

Description : In this course, we will explore how information technology is reshaping the U.S. labor market: the mix of occupations, the skills required to perform an occupation, the way work is organized, labor productivity, wage levels and wage inequality.We begin from the perspective the brain is a wonderful information-processing instrument, but in those cases where a computer and the brain can process information in roughly the same way the computer can often do it at lower cost. This fact leads to a pair of crosscutting market forces:Information technology is opening up many new opportunities through its complementarity with some human skills.In both existing and new jobs, information technology is replacing human labor in certain tasks by substituting for other human skills.We will explore the cu

Description : In this course, we will explore how information technology is reshaping the U.S. labor market: the mix of occupations, the skills required to perform an occupation, the way work is organized, labor productivity, wage levels and wage inequality.We begin from the perspective the brain is a wonderful information-processing instrument, but in those cases where a computer and the brain can process information in roughly the same way the computer can often do it at lower cost. This fact leads to a pair of crosscutting market forces:Information technology is opening up many new opportunities through its complementarity with some human skills.In both existing and new jobs, information technology is replacing human labor in certain tasks by substituting for other human skills.We will explore the cu

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromyear : 2003

Fromyear : 2003

Creator :

Creator :

Date : 2007-02-02T00:32:25+05:00

Date : 2007-02-02T00:32:25+05:00

Relation : 11.128

Relation : 11.128

Language : en-US

Language : en-US

Subject : information technology

Subject : information technology

Subject : labor

Subject : labor

Subject : labor market

Subject : labor market

Subject : market forces

Subject : market forces

Subject : computers

Subject : computers

Subject : information processing

Subject : information processing

Subject : technological limits

Subject : technological limits

Subject : technology

Subject : technology

Subject : interfaces

Subject : interfaces

Subject : human interaction

Subject : human interaction

Subject : cognition

Subject : cognition

Subject : brain

Subject : brain

Subject : productivity

Subject : productivity