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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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  • Muhammad Khan, Muhammad Khan, 2009. "Skills, Competitiveness and Productivity," MPRA Paper 30180, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30180
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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, vol. 44(4), pages 387-409.
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    1. Muhammad Jamil & Ahmed Imran Hunjra & Babar Khalid, 2014. "Important Factors of Human Resource Development in Pakistan," Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE), Research Foundation for Humanity (RFH), vol. 3(1), pages 1-12, March.

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    Keywords

    Skills; Productivity; Labour Market; Competitiveness;

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    • J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General

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