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Skills and Wages in European Labour Markets: Structure and Change

Michael Tåhlin

in Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230105
eISBN:
9780191710575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230105.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents an empirical analysis of structure and change in skills and wages in five European countries: Germany, Spain, France, Great Britain, and Sweden. The discussion begins with an ... More


Skills Development for Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Pragmatic Perspective

Yaw Ansu and Jee-Peng Tan

in Good Growth and Governance in Africa: Rethinking Development Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698561
eISBN:
9780191738142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698561.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A skilled workforce is essential for Sub-Saharan Africa's economic transformation. However, because investing in skills is costly and often exceeds the capacity of governments to finance to the ... More


Employers and the Evolution of Skilled Work

Francis Green

in Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199642854
eISBN:
9780191808661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199642854.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the role of employers in the demand for skilled labour. It first considers the factors underlying the demand for skill and proceeds by using a simple model of how firms behave ... More


Education, Skills, and Technical Change: Implications for Future US GDP Growth

Charles R. Hulten and Valerie A. Ramey (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226567808
eISBN:
9780226567945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567945.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The growth in future US living standards will likely depend significantly on the evolution in the “knowledge” economy. This may require a parallel transformation in worker skills in order to ... More


Introduction

Charles R. Hulten and Valerie A. Ramey

in Education, Skills, and Technical Change: Implications for Future US GDP Growth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226567808
eISBN:
9780226567945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567945.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introduction provides an overview of the key facts and the conceptual links between education, skill formation, technical change and economic growth. It begins by summarizing the leading ... More


Skills Analysis for Modern Economies

Francis Green

in Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199642854
eISBN:
9780191808661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199642854.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines how skills analysis can be used to support evidence-based policymaking. It considers skills audits and their use in describing and projecting skills supply and skills demand, in ... More


The Measurement of Skill

Francis Green

in Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199642854
eISBN:
9780191808661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199642854.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter deals with some acceptable principles and practices of the measurement of skill. It first presents organising lists of skill indicators in common usage and the concepts to which they ... More


The Contested Nature of Graduate Labour

Gerbrand Tholen

in Graduate Work: Skills, Credentials, Careers, and Labour Markets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198744481
eISBN:
9780191805714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744481.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter assesses the dominant understanding of what graduate labour is. This continues to influence how we currently understand the work that graduates perform, their status, and the role of ... More


Changing Wage Structures: Trends and Explanations

Stephen Machin

in Employment in the Lean Years: Policy and Prospects for the Next Decade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199605439
eISBN:
9780191806803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605439.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter charts the growing wage inequality in Britain over the past four decades: a rapid widening at both ends of the distribution in the 1980s; a more muted increase during the 1990s; and then ... More


Rethinking How We Define and Measure 21st Century Skills: Commentary

Patrick C. Kyllonen

in Building Better Students: Preparation for the Workforce

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199373222
eISBN:
9780190675769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373222.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews three chapters concerned with the definition and measurement of 21st skills. Technology and other factors cause jobs to change, and so it is reasonable that the skills required ... More


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