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The Market for Skills: Beyond Supply and Demand

In: Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development

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  • Julián Messina

    (Inter-American Development Bank)

Abstract

Despite governments' best efforts, many people in Latin America and the Caribbean do not have the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. This book analyzes the evidence of what policies work, and don't work, so that governments can help people learn better and realize their potential throughout their lifetimes. Cost-effective solutions to improve skills are available at all ages, from childhood through adulthood. Learning from the successes and failures in the region and the world, governments can develop and implement evidence-based policies that better prepare their citizens, firms, and countries to compete in today's fast-changing, technology-driven economic environment.

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  • Julián Messina, 2017. "The Market for Skills: Beyond Supply and Demand," IDB Publications (Book Chapters),in: Matí­as Busso & Julián Cristia & Diana Hincapié & Julián Messina & Laura Ripani (ed.), Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development, edition 1, chapter 4, pages 69-98 Inter-American Development Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:idb:idbchp:8495-c4
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    Keywords

    Public Policies; Skills;

    JEL classification:

    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
    • M53 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Training
    • O54 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy

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