Aktuálne číslo: 2/2020
ISSN 2585-9358 (online)




The term polarization has been most used in the past to refer to income or property polarization, which, in various forms or intensities, has appeared throughout the history of the current population and has been a source of social tensions. There is now increasing interest in the polarization of the labour market due to technological development, which is gaining momentum in scientific research, and expresses the loss of medium-skilled jobs and an increase in both the highest and the lowest-skilled jobs. This represents a breakthrough in the typical thinking of the 20th century, when skills were perceived as dichotomous, so they could only be high or low. Also, more and more scientists are currently refuting previous views that technological progress will have the most serious impact on the lowest-skilled jobs. In this paper we examine the level of research of this scientific problem in the conditions of Slovakia, we supplement the findings with our own analyses and offer recommendations for further research in this field.

Autor: Natália LETKOVÁ

Vydanie: 2019/4     Strany: 25-32     Klasifikácia JEL: E24, J24, J31

Kľúčové slová: labour market polarization, technological development, structural unemployment, wage level and structure


Ing. Natália Letková,
Department of Management and Development of Human
Faculty of Social and Economic Relations
Alexander Dubček University in Trenčín
Študentská 3, 911 50 Trenčín, Slovensko
e-mail: natalia.letkova@tnuni.sk


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