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The concept of skill and the Spanish labour market

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The article first examines the different dimensions of the concept of skill and emphasizes the role of social definition in arriving at agreed versions of skill. It then goes on to examine how a consideration of these dimensions of skill can increase our understanding the Spanish labour market with particular reference to unemployment, the role of education and training agencies, the position of women in employment and the status of service-sector workers. Finally it seeks to draw out the implications of this analysis for employment policies in Spain.
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Keywords: gender; labour market; services; skill; social; unemployment

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: London South Bank University 2: University of Valencia

Publication date: June 1, 2004

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  • The International Journal of Iberian Studies (IJIS) is the academic journal for scholars from around the world whose research focuses on contemporary Spain and Portugal from a range of disciplinary perspectives. IJIS is interested in history (20th century onwards), government and politics; foreign policy and international relations.
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