Enhancing the non-cognitive skills of disconnected youth

By Glenda Quintini. Youth who have disconnected from the education system and are not working or planning to return to training are at high risk of marginalisation. Some of these young people are homeless, have disabilities, have been in foster care and/or are known to the justice system. Efforts to create programmes that succeed in … More Enhancing the non-cognitive skills of disconnected youth

The importance of high-skill jobs for European regions

By Marieke Vandeweyer. High-skilled jobs as an important driver of overall employment growth in the EU In 2011 about 10% of overall employment in the European Union (EU-27) was in high-skill jobs, defined as all jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) occupations plus all non-STEM jobs in high-tech sectors. This share has been … More The importance of high-skill jobs for European regions

Why are the returns to skill lower for younger than for older workers?

By Stijn Broecke. Older workers earn more than younger workers with the same skills An empirical regularity observed across all countries that participated in the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC, 2012) is that individuals with higher cognitive skills also tend to have higher wages. For policy makers, this carries an important message about the importance … More Why are the returns to skill lower for younger than for older workers?

What Does Globalisation Mean for Skills and Work?

  By Guillermo Montt. In a previous post we wrote about the potential of machines to transform and replace jobs. The potential for automation is limited when it comes to social skills, which is why social skills are increasingly rewarded in the labour market. Technological change is shaping the future of work through, in part, a … More What Does Globalisation Mean for Skills and Work?