Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
Getting Skills Right: Chile
This study analyses the relationship between skills and labour market outcomes in
Chile with a specific focus on disadvantaged groups: youth, women and the low-skilled.
It examines the proficiency of the Chilean population in literacy, numeracy and problem
solving in a technological-rich environment and disentangles the relationship between
proficiency and labour market outcomes in Chile. The study also devotes significant
attention to the demand for skills, by describing the use of skills at work in Chile
and identifying its key determinants, as well as assessing the extent of skills mismatch
and its implications for individuals. Throughout the study, differences between sociodemographic
groups are highlighted to investigate the roots of labour market disadvantage.