The term 'post-industrial' was first popularized by American sociologist Daniel Bell when he wrote The Coming of Post-Industrial Society: A Venture in Social Forecasting, in 1973. In this book, Bell describes six ways in which a society changes that are associated with post-industrial societies. .

Effects of Post-Industrial Society
Although it's still too soon to know how living in a post-industrialized society will ultimately affect our lives, there are a few effects that have already been seen.

the service sector (e.g. nurses, teachers, researchers, social workers, lawyers, etc) accounts for more of the economic growth and wealth than the manufacturing sector (e.g. construction workers, textile mills, food manufacturers, production workers, etc). The economic transformation associated with a post-industrial society subsequently transforms society as a whole.
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