Developing socioemotional skills for the Philippines' labor market


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Although the Philippines has achieved remarkable progress in raising the education level of its labor force, the standard proxy for educational attainment - years of formal schooling - is increasingly inadequate as a measure of workforce skills. About one-third of employers report being unable to fill vacancies because applicants lack requisite skills. Most of these missing skills are socioemotional skills, which are increasingly crucial to the types of jobs being created by the global economy. This book presents new evidence from employer and household surveys on the role of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Employment; Providers of education and training; Workforce development

Keywords: Skill needs; Skill shortage; Employability; Interpersonal competence; Communication skill; Institutional role; Human resource development; Capacity building

Geographic subjects: Philippines; Asia

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: World Bank, 2017

Physical description: xv, 95 p.

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ISBN: 9781464811913; 9781464811920 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Pablo Acosta, Takiko Igarashi, Rosechin Olfindo, and Jan Rutkowski

Resource type: Book

Document number: TD/TNC 130.588

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