OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers

2079-4797 (online)
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A series of working papers from the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme. The LEED Programme identifies, analyses and disseminates innovative ideas for local development, governance and the social economy. Governments work with the LEED Programme to generate innovative guidance on policies to support employment creation and economic development through locally based initiatives.

Skills Demand and Utilisation

An International Review of Approaches to Measurement and Policy Development You or your institution have access to this content

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John Buchanan1, Linda Scott1, Serena Yu1, Hanna Schutz1, Michelle Jakubauskas1
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  • 1: University of Sydney, Australia

01 May 2010
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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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