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  • Paper: Economy benefits when secretarial jobs require more computer skills

    Photo of U. of I. labor economist Eliza Forsythe

    New research co-written by U. of I. labor economist Eliza Forsythe finds that the adoption of new technologies in office and administrative support occupations ultimately leads to more job growth in the local economy, but offers mixed benefits for the office support workers themselves.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Eliza Forsythe, call 217-244-8481; email

    The paper “Computerization of white collar jobs” is available online.

    DOI: 10.17848/wp19-310