Getting Skills Right: Sweden

The costs of a persistent misalignment between the supply and demand for skills are substantial, ranging from lost wages for workers to lower productivity for firms and countries. Addressing skills imbalances has become even more of a concern as OECD governments reflect on the implications of technological progress, digitisation, demographic change and globalisation for jobs and work organisation. In light of these challenges, OECD has undertaken new research to shed light on how countries measure changing skill needs while ensuring that employment, training and migration institutions are responsive to the emergence of new skill requirements. The Getting Skills Right in Sweden review offers an in-depth analysis of the key areas where policy action is required to spur the development of an efficient system for skills assessment and anticipation to inform policy in the country. The report provides an assessment of practices in the following areas: i) the collection of information on existing and future skill needs; ii) the use of skill needs information to guide policy development in the areas of labour, education and migration; and iii) the existence of effective governance arrangements to ensure good co-ordination among the key stakeholders in the collection and use of skill needs information.

Published on November 30, 2016

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Foreword and acknowledgements
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Assessing and anticipating skills imbalances and mismatches in Sweden2 chapters available
Skills mismatch and shortages in Sweden
Building skills assessment and anticipation information: An overview of the Swedish initiatives
Using skills assessment and anticipation information to build policy in Sweden2 chapters available
Challenges of using skills assessment and anticipation information to develop policies to tackle skills imbalances in Sweden
Challenges of co-ordination among actors in the Swedish skills assessment and anticipation system
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