21 mai 2016

Career education that works

Education & Skills TodayBy Anthony Mann. The benefits of employers engaging with education has long been reported and promoted within policy circles. The UK’s Department for Education, for example, has recently produced guidance for schools stating the need for student learning from the world of work within careers provision. Internationally, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has reported the benefits associated with employer involvement in education. More...

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Who pays for universities: taxpayers or students?

Education & Skills TodayBy Dirk Van Damme. There are few issues in education that raise as much political and ideological controversy as tuition fees for higher education. Across many countries a broad consensus has developed that public education in the age of compulsory schooling should be free of charge. More...

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Reforming benefits in Lithuania to generate a double dividend: Making work pay while better protecting the jobless

Posted . Inequality measures in Lithuania (like in Estonia and Latvia) are high. To an important extent this is related to the high risk of poverty for non-working individuals and to the low rewards to work. Therefore, increasing the quality of jobs, ensuring that the most vulnerable have access to employment and providing adequate income support for those that have lost their job are key for making labour markets and the economy more inclusive. More...

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Norway… time to prune farm subsidies?

Posted . Norway puts a high priority on maintaining high levels of well-being in rural communities, many of which are in remote and challenging environments. While it is broadly successful in achieving this goal, it comes at a high price, most notably in the form of substantial support to farmers. More...

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Public spending efficiency in the OECD

Posted . The falling ratios of workers to retirees in many OECD countries are jeopardising their old-age pension systems. Similarly, the rise in life expectancy and chronic medical conditions are pushing up health expenditures. Demand for education is also high, as productivity gains will need an increasingly educated workforce to be sustained. More...

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Untying the knots strangling Brazil’s competitiveness

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Despite a constitutional amendment in 2003 intended to exempt exports from indirect taxes, Brazilian exporters face tremendous hurdles in claiming back indirect taxes paid on intermediate inputs. Poultry exporters, for instance, estimate that the government owes them around 7% of the value of their exports on account of the several indirect taxes paid on inputs. More...

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Skills on the Move in Canada

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentPosted by . The recent fires in Fort McMurray in Canada have drawn international attention to this prosperous oil town.  Residents of Fort McMurray were forced to evacuate their homes this week, after many moved from all over Canada to take advantage of high wages and strong employment demand in a town known more for its industry than for its charm. More...

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The growing need for developing (the right) STEM skills

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentPosted by . The past decades have seen important shifts in the skills required by the labour market as a consequence of important structural changes such as the rapid improvement in computer technology. As pointed out in previous blog posts, these changes have led to a decrease in the share of employment in routine-intensive occupations, such as accountants and assembly line operators. More...

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Automation and Task-based change in OECD countries

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentPosted by . A range of OECD analysis (see the recent OECD Policy Brief on The Future of Work) has been exploring the relationship between digitalisation, jobs and skills, the magnitude of potential job substitution due to technological change, the relationship between globalisation and wage polarisation, as well as the changes to the organisation of work. More...

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Learning cities in Greece: Volos joins the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

Learning cities in Greece go from strength to strength as Volos joins the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. Volos supports inclusive education as a means of promoting learning opportunities for all its citizens.
Volos: A city of education and culture
With a population of 144,449 people, Volos is a beautiful port city with a rich historical and mythological heritage, a thriving cultural scenery and a strong tradition of education. Volos believes that today more than ever, culture and education have a critical role to play in enhancing the prosperity and well-being both of its own citizens and of the region as a whole. More...

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