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Trends in Job Skill Demands in OECD Countries
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- Michael J. Handel
- 28 Nov 2012
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This report examines skill trends in 24 OECD countries over the past several decades. The skill measures used include broad occupation groups, country-specific direct measures of skill requirements from international surveys, and direct skill measures from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database applied to both United States and European labour force surveys. Each kind of data has its own strengths and limitations but they tell a consistent story.
- skills demand, skill-biased technological change, human capital
- JEL Classification:
- J08: Labor and Demographic Economics / General / Labor Economics Policies
- J23: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demand and Supply of Labor / Labor Demand
- J24: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demand and Supply of Labor / Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity