Skills shortages: concepts, measurement and policy responses


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Author: Shah, Chandra; Burke, Gerald


Understanding the different concepts and causes of skills shortages is important if sound policies are to be developed in the areas of employment, education, training, and skill formation. This article outlines different perspectives of skills shortages held by economists, employers, and unions. A number of policy options to address skills shortages are also discussed.

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Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Policy; Vocational education and training; Economics; Employment

Keywords: Skill shortage; Policy formation; Education and training needs; Employers

Published: Oxford, England: Elsevier, 2010

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Pages: pp. 320-327

ISBN: 9780080448930

Statement of responsibility: C. Shah, G. Burke

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 101.373

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