Investing in skills pays off: the economic and social cost of low-skilled adults in the EU

Long-term projections show that, on average, labour demand for the low-skilled is expected to decrease while labour demand for medium and high qualification levels will increase. Unemployment, social exclusion and disengagement from the labour market by the low-skilled can permanently lower potential growth and harm social cohesion. The (re)integration of low-skilled workers into labour markets and their upskilling is a key policy challenge for European economies. This study from the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) seeks to provide a comprehensive and robus ... Show more

Authors: Salvatore, Lidia

Published: Luxembourg, Publications Office of the European Union, 2017

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 166 p. (report) + 8 p. (executive summary)

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