Labour mobility and mutual recognition of skills and qualifications: European Union and Australia/New Zealand


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Author: Shah, Chandra; Long, Michael

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Monash University-ACER. Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET)


This paper looks at policies, programs and measures that encourage the mutual recognition of qualifications and cross border mobility. It describes developments in the European Union (EU) and in Australia and New Zealand, comparing the similarities and differences in the experiences of the two regions with this issue. The paper first presents some background information on mobility and mutual recognition in the EU, and then examines the three challenges facing European labour markets (inadequate occupational mobility; low geographic mobility; and insufficient relevant labour market...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; Policy; Qualifications; Labour market

Keywords: Comparative analysis; European Union; Government policy; Equivalence of qualifications; Skill certification; Labour mobility

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Europe; Australia; New Zealand

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: CEET, 2007

Physical description: 25 p.

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Series: CEET working paper; no. 65

Statement of responsibility: Chandra Shah & Michael Long

Resource type: Working paper

Document number: TD/TNC 89.712

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