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Title: The silver innovation. Older workers characteristics and digitalisation of the economy
Authors: Checcucci, Pietro
Keywords: Invecchiamento della popolazione
Invecchiamento attivo
Lavoratori anziani
Issue Date: 13-Dec-2018
Citation: Checcucci P., The silver innovation. Older workers characteristics and digitalisation of the economy, Intervento a "ASTRIL Conference", Roma, Università Roma Tre, 13 - 14 dicembre 2018 <>
Abstract: The paper attempts to provide an initial framing of the problematic relationship which intervenes between digital innovation and employability of older workers. The discussion will offer a possible interpretation of on-going transformations and a provisional explanation of the current situation in Italy. The contribution will summarize the most important demographic transformations which affected the labour market during these years, in the light of the (potentially) disruptive spread of digital technologies. The topic of the digital evolution of jobs’ task content and its influence on training needs will be addressed. Reflections concerning the relationship between the adoption of technological innovation and the quality of human capital will be presented and some hypothesis concerning the recent evolution of employers’ attitudes towards older workers, about facing technological innovation, will be suggested.
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