Are we only apparently mismatched? Reasons and consequences of apparent qualification mismatch

By Fabio Manca. Measuring skills can be problematic as adequate proxies are, in many cases, not readily available. ‘Qualification levels’ are among the most commonly used proxies for skills as they can be found in large datasets produced by national statistical offices and updated regularly. Qualifications, however, are only an imperfect approximation of workers’ competences, … More Are we only apparently mismatched? Reasons and consequences of apparent qualification mismatch

Automation and Task-based change in OECD countries

By Glenda Quintini and Guillermo Montt. A range of OECD analysis (see the recent OECD Policy Brief on The Future of Work) has been exploring the relationship between digitalisation, jobs and skills, the magnitude of potential job substitution due to technological change, the relationship between globalisation and wage polarisation, as well as the changes to … More Automation and Task-based change in OECD countries

The growing need for developing (the right) STEM skills

By Marieke Vandeweyer. The past decades have seen important shifts in the skills required by the labour market as a consequence of important structural changes such as the rapid improvement in computer technology. As pointed out in previous blog posts, these changes have led to a decrease in the share of employment in routine-intensive occupations, … More The growing need for developing (the right) STEM skills