Raising and mobilising skills to boost productivity and inclusiveness in Belgium

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Author: Vandenberghe, Vincent; Demmou, Lilas; Frohde, Manav

Abstract:

A highly educated and skilled workforce has been an important driver of productivity performance and prosperity in Belgium. This paper examines skills policies that could help improve productivity and inclusiveness. An increased focus on lifelong learning, improved and more flexible working conditions for older workers, and a more efficient allocation of students and skills would benefit productivity growth. Improving inclusiveness requires increasing access and participation in tertiary education, especially for students with disadvantaged backgrounds. Digitalisation holds the promise...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Technology; Performance; Equity; Policy

Keywords: Skill development; Technological change; Productivity; Employability; Social inclusion; Skill upgrading; Policy analysis; Access to education and training

Geographic subjects: Belgium; Europe

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2017

Physical description: 36 p.

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http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/raising-and-mobilising-skills-to-boost-productivity-and-inclusiveness-in-belgium_651613cb-en

ISSN: 1815-1973 (online)

Notes:
This working paper relates to the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of Belgium available at: http://www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/economic-survey-belgium.htm

Resource type: Working paper

Document number: TD/TNC 131.252

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