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OECD Employment Outlook: 2003 Edition: Upgrading workers' skills and competencies

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Upgrading skills is an essential component of any comprehensive lifelong learning strategy; it is particularly important to improve the employment prospects of under‐represented groups. Yet, in all OECD countries, these groups receive much less training than those who are already highly skilled or have a good job. What explains the relatively low training incidence among the less educated, older workers, women, immigrants, part‐timers and temporary workers? How can training policies effectively reduce these inequalities and what is the role of co‐financing arrangements in such a strategy?
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2003-09-01

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