The impact of ICTs on labour market in Latin America. Recent trends and changes in the forms of employment

Publication type Article
Status Published
Affiliation: Institute for Latin American Studies, RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameLatin America
EditionIssue 4

The debate about what kind of impact current digital and technological changes will have on employment is becoming more frequent in the reviews of international organizations and consulting agencies. The range of opinions is quite wide - from positive, considering the new opportunities for business and the economy provided by ICTs, to pessimistic, pointing to possible extent of job destruction, relevant changes in the workforce skills and competencies, accompanying technological transformations, and the appearance of new forms of non-standard employment, etc. The Sars-Cov-2 pandemic has added even more activity to discussion and has affected more countries, including Latin America (LA), where the controversial impact of digitalization on social and labor relations is such evident. And the article aims to think through this Latin American trend, to track systemic changes with the help of available statistics and internationally recognized indicators. An attempt was also made to assess the dynamics of the ongoing transformations with due regard to the global Agenda 2030, in which the target of "productive employment and decent work for all" takes into account the potential of ICTs to contribute to a sustainable development.

KeywordsLatin America, labour market, digital transformations, corona-crisis, remote employment
Publication date30.03.2021
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