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From Productivity to Well-Being: Keep the Focus on Basic Skills

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  • Pierre Fortin

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The author argues that productivity should be raised by bringing the low productivity segment of the workforce closer to the median. Consequently, he argues that the most pressing task for Canadians is to foster basic skills, reduce the high school dropout rate, and raise the profile of community colleges and CEGEPS.

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  • Pierre Fortin, 2005. "From Productivity to Well-Being: Keep the Focus on Basic Skills," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 11, pages 3-6, Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:11:y:2005:1
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    1. Andrew Sharpe, 2007. "Lessons for Canada from International Productivity Experience," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 14, pages 20-37, Spring.

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    Keywords

    Productivity; Canada; Quebec; Labour Productivity; Skills; High School; Drop Out; Colleges; CEGEP; Basic Skills; Workforce;

    JEL classification:

    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O51 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - U.S.; Canada
    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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