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Skills Demand and Utilisation: An International Review of Approaches to Measurement and Policy Development

  • John Buchanan
  • Linda Scott
  • Serena Yu
  • Hanna Schutz
  • Michelle Jakubauskas
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    In recent times the ambit of skills policy has broadened. The recent preoccupation with supply side issues (e.g. increasing the number of citizens with higher level qualifications), in particular, is being questioned. Demand side matters (e.g. how employers develop and use skills) are now increasingly recognised as being of equal significance. This paper addresses two questions: 1) How can skills demand and skills utilisation be best measured at the local level? 2) What efforts to improve skills utilisation at the local and regional level have been undertaken in OECD countries in recent times?

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    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers with number 2010/4.

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