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Skills, Competitiveness and Productivity

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  • Muhammad Khan, Muhammad Khan

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This study reviews selected indicators on skills and productivity for the period 2000-2008 using labour force survey data. The review of the labour market demonstrates the need of enhancement of skills as well as improved access to skills and education which are necessary to enter a virtuous circle of higher productivity, employment, incomes growth, and development. Without a workforce that is continuously acquiring new and improved skills, it will be difficult for Pakistan to be competitive in the globalizing world. The analysis clearly emphasizes the need for reforms in the technical and vocational education and training system.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 30180.

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Date of creation: 2009
Date of revision: 2009
Publication status: Published in The Pakistan Development Review Winter 2009.48(2009): pp. 473-486
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30180

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Keywords: Skills; Productivity; Labour Market; Competitiveness;

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  1. Rashid Amjad, 2005. "Skills and Competitiveness: Can Pakistan Break Out of the Low-Level Skills Trap?," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 44(4), pages 387-409.
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