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  • 29-April-2016

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    Going going gone? Routine jobs in Global Value Chains

    Analysis relying on a new OECD measure of the routine intensity of occupations shows the extent to which countries differ in the share of employment accounted for by routine jobs. It finds that while technological innovation is always associated with higher employment, ICTs correlates positively with employment in all occupations but not in high-routine jobs. Finally, offshoring need not hurt routine-intensive workers.

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  • 30-March-2016

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    A New Initiative: Adapting to Changing Skills Needs

    Today the OECD is launching a new project with JP Morgan and Chase Foundation to measure and analyse skills needs in a harmonized way across countries. Experts from various countries and fields of discipline are meeting at the OECD to discuss methodological issues involved in developing a cross-country indicator of skill needs. By informing policy, this new data tool will make strides towards addressing skill shortages.

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  • 23-March-2016

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    What skills do employers want?

    A discussion on how can we reconcile the apparently contradicting views of labour market demand for soft skills versus technical job-specific skills.

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  • 22-March-2016

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    Mark Keese speaks to the Worklife Hub about OECD’s new initiative on the Future of Work.

    Openness to change and a continuous questioning of the way we work are the keys to being prepared for the Future of Work. This advice comes from Mark Keese, Head of the Employment Analysis and Policy Division at the OECD, and we catch up with Mark following the OECD's Future of Work Forum in January 2016.

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  • 16-March-2016

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    Measuring skills shortages in real time

    Discussion on how technology helps measuring skills shortages in real time

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  • 3-March-2016

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    Taking a place-based approach to employment and skills strategies

    Regional disparities in the supply and demand of skills do exists in many OECD countries. Local level actors need to be equipped with the right tools and capacities to develop innovative employment and job creation strategies tailored to their local conditions.

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  • 25-February-2016

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    The role of cognitive skills in explaining wage differentials between socio-economic groups

    Average wages can vary markedly between socio-economic groups (gender, native- and foreign-born; high-skilled and low-skilled parents; workers of different ethnicities; age). These differences between groups of workers contribute to high overall wage inequality.

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  • 18-February-2016

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    Investing in youth is key for fixing Latvia’s demographics

    Latvia faces a huge demographic challenge. Since restoration of its independence in 1991, the country lost more than a quarter of its resident population.The report "Investing in Youth: Latvia" states that investing in youth, by upgrading skills and promoting employment, is a priority if Latvia wants to offer its young people a positive outlook and address the demographic challenge.

  • 10-February-2016

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    Youth unemployment in Tunisia: The need to invest in and activate skills is greater than ever

    Investing in Youth in Tunisia most important than ever, and the still relevance of the last Investing in Youth review 2014.

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  • 5-February-2016

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    Skills for growth: human capital composition and economic performance

    Skills for growth: human capital composition and economic performance

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