OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014

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The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014 reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation (STI) policies, and performance in more than 45 economies, including OECD countries and major emerging economies. The report draws on the latest OECD work on science and innovation policy analysis and measurement.

Following an overview of the STI global landscape and policy trends, key policy issues are discussed across a series of thematic policy profiles. The third section examines individual STI country performances, along with the most recent national policy developments. These global and national policy trends are monitored by a unique international policy survey conducted by the OECD every two years.

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Labour market policies for the highly skilled

Labour market demand for highly skilled workers has grown rapidly as advanced economies have become increasingly knowledge-based. Given the importance of human resources for innovation, university graduates enjoy better work prospects, a higher wage premium and have more training opportunities than less educated workers (OECD, 2013a; OECD, 2014, forthcoming). They are less likely to remain unemployed, especially for a long time. They have suffered less from the global crisis (OECD, 2012a) and, unlike other categories of workers, employment for professionals and technicians, i.e. higher-skilled non-managerial occupations, showed signs of recovery between 2011 and 2012 (OECD, 2013a). Higher education is thus a factor in employability and lifelong learning.

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