Determining labour shortages and the need for labour migration from third countries in the EU: synthesis report for the EMN focussed study 2015

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Shortages of workers with relevant qualifications have become a major challenge affecting European competitiveness. In the context of rapid technological change, Europe's declining population and ageing workforce, labour shortages are expected to increase in the future. This study analyses: (1) the role of labour migration in efforts to overcome labour shortages; (2) the variety of instruments used to identify and monitor labour shortages at European Union (EU) and national level (such as employer surveys, forecasts and qualitative studies); and (3) the extent to which these instruments...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Labour market; Skills and knowledge; Policy; Research

Keywords: Skill shortage; Labour shortage; Skilled migration; Labour supply; Policy formation; Measurement; European Union

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: [Brussels, Belgium]: European Commission, 2015

Physical description: 93 p.

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Also called: Determining labour shortages and the need for labour migration from third countries in the European Union: synthesis report for the European Migration Network focussed study 2015

Related items: TD/TNC 123.505

The Irish contribution to this European Union-wide study is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 123.505.
On title page: Based on the national contributions from 25 member states: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Individual country reports may be found at:

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 123.508

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