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OECD International Transport Forum

Structural Change and the Freight Transport Labour Market

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Blix, Mårten (2017). “Structural Change and the Freight Transport Labour Market”. Discussion Paper No. 2017–12. OECD International Transport Forum.

Mårten Blix

Nations that have managed to become rich have had institutional features that supported incentives for value creation while ensuring that the ways insiders and special interest groups can extract monopoly rents are limited. Improved skills have been a central component of helping individuals and societies to adapt to technological change.

As technological progress has led to the disappearance of many difficult and arduous jobs, many new jobs have been created with higher skill content, leading to better productivity and real wage growth. In the long run, the modern economy is set to continue to create new jobs, especially in the service sector.