The difference should be distinguished in the article ("Good Jobs Bad Jobs", OECD Insights Blog, August 2013). Also, globalisation was left out as a main factor. It is affecting labour share at a more significant level than technology. Globalisation has led to the entrance of many workers from labour-abundant countries, increasing competition in the labour market.
Not to mention that companies have been practising off-shoring or at least threatening this option in order to keep wages from rising. Technology is a factor, but it shouldn't be overplayed.
—Carissa Faulkner, posted on www.oecdinsights.org
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