11 novembre 2015

Korea’s future prosperity depends on skills

educationtodayBy Andreas Schleicher. The Korean economy has seen significant growth in the past decades. 
However, much of the economic growth has been supported by intensive labour resource utilisation. Korean workers work the second longest hours among OECD countries. This is not sustainable in the long-term because Korea’s working age population is projected to decline from 2017 onwards. The growth rate of GDP per capita is on a downward trend. Read more...

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Knowledge is power: ensuring quality early childhood education and care provision

educationtodayBy Ineke Litjens. Leaving a child at a nursery, crèche, pre-school or day care centre for the first time can be a daunting experience for a parent. While the small child’s tears may soon turn to laughter as they play with new toys and meet new friends, the parent may sit at home or at work checking their phone and worrying that their child is not being well looked after. Read more...

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What Does Globalisation Mean for Skills and Work?

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentBy . In a previous post we wrote about the potential of machines to transform and replace jobs. The potential for automation is limited when it comes to social skills, which is why social skills are increasingly rewarded in the labour market. Technological change is shaping the future of work through, in part, a skill-biased effect on employment. More...

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School-to-work Transitions in Emerging and Advanced Economies

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentBy Glenda Quintini. In a previous post  we discussed the importance of setting up systems to assess and anticipate skills needs. The fundamental reason for investing in these systems is that skills assessment and anticipation (SAA) information can help mitigate the extent of skills mismatch and shortages and limit their costs for individuals, firms and society. More...

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The importance of acquiring and disseminating skills needs information

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentBy Fabio Manca. In a previous post  we discussed the importance of setting up systems to assess and anticipate skills needs. The fundamental reason for investing in these systems is that skills assessment and anticipation (SAA) information can help mitigate the extent of skills mismatch and shortages and limit their costs for individuals, firms and society. More...

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Large scope to boost productivity through a better allocation of talent

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentBy Müge Adalet McGowan and Dan Andrews. Raising productivity growth is highly dependent on a country’s ability to innovate and adopt technologies, which requires an effective supply of human capital. While increases in the stock of highly educated workers have significantly boosted labour productivity over the past 50 years, the rate of increase in the stock of human capital is projected to slow. More...

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OECD Economic Outlook November 2015: Emerging market slowdown and drop in trade clouding global outlook

Global growth prospects have clouded this year. Global growth has eased to around 3%, well below its long-run average. This largely reflects further weakness in emerging market economies (EMEs). Deep recessions have emerged in Brazil and Russia, whilst the ongoing slowdown in China and the associated weakness of commodity prices has hit activity in key trading partners and commodity exporting economies, and increased financial market uncertainty. More...

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A dash of data: Spotlight on Italian households

Economic growth (GDP) always gets a lot of attention, but when it comes to determining how people are doing it’s interesting to look at other indicators that focus more on the actual material conditions of households. This blog looks into how households in Italy are doing by looking at a number of alternative indicators. More...

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Redefining an industrial revolution: OECD 2015 Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (14-15 December 2015, Paris)

By Ryan Parmenter. Besides the sound of whistling steam, what comes into your head when you hear the term “industrial revolution”? Some might think of new innovative technologies and processes, or even economic growth. Others might think of environmental degradation. Just type “industrial revolution” into Google Images and you’ll quickly see both of these perspectives. More...

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The Haze Surrounding Climate Mitigation Statistics

By Suzi Tart. How have CO2 and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions changed since 1990? Three different visuals tell three very different stories (Click on them to see full size). Which perspective offers the most clarity. More...

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