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Acquiring Skills By Edited by Alison L. Booth (University of Essex)

Acquiring Skills
by Edited by Alison L. Booth (University of Essex)

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There has been widespread concern that employees are insufficiently skilled, and it is recognised that this deficiency can have serious economic consequences. This 1996 book provides a systematic account of the causes, consequences, and policy implications of failure in training provision and skills acquisition in the industrial world.
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Acquiring Skills: Market Failures, their Symptoms and Policy Responses by Edited by Alison L. Booth (University of Essex)

Technological change, unemployment and industrial restructuring have highlighted training and the acquisition of skills as a policy issue. There is widespread concern that employees are insufficiently skilled, and it is recognised that this deficiency can have serious economic consequences. The situation is likely to become particularly urgent, as the dramatic increase in the share of temporary and part-time employment in the OECD leads to a decline in the incentives to train. This 1996 book, from the Centre for Economic Policy Research, provides a systematic account of the causes, consequences, and policy implications of failure in training provision and skills acquisition in the industrial world. It explains why the market mechanism leads people to under-invest in skills and examines the empirical outcome of these problems using a portfolio of examples for European countries.

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Acquiring Skills Reviews


"As a collection of essays, this volume is a rousing success: the essays are interesting, clever and thought provoking." Industrial and Labor Relations Review

Table of Contents


List of figures; List of tables; Preface; List of contributors; 1. Introduction: does the free market produce enough skills? Alison L. Booth and Dennis J. Snower; Part I. Market Failures: the Causes of Skills Gaps: 2. Transferable training and poaching externalities Margaret Stevens; 3. Credit constraints, investment externalities and growth Daron Acemoglu; 4. Education and matching externalities Kenneth Burdett and Eric Smith; 5. Dynamic competition for market share and the failure of the market for skilled labour David Ulph; 6. The low-skill, bad-job trap Dennis J. Snower; Part II. Empirical Consequences of Skills Gaps: 7. Changes in the relative demand for skills Stephen Machin; 8. Skill shortages, productivity growth and wage inflation Jonathan Haskel and Christopher Martin; 9. Workforce skills, product quality and economic performance Geoff Mason, Bart Van Ark, and Karin Wagner; 10. Workforce skills and export competitiveness Nicholas Oulton; Part III. Government Failures and Policy Issues: 11. Market failure and government failure in skills investment David Finegold; 12. Training implications of regulation compliance and business cycles Alan Felstead and Francis Green; 13. On apprenticeship qualifications and labour mobility Alison L. Booth and Stephen Satchell; 14. Evaluating the assumptions that underlie training policy Ewart Keep and Ken Mayhew; 15. Conclusions: government policy to promote the acquisition of skills Dennis J. Snower and Alison L. Booth; Index.

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GOR009941060
Acquiring Skills: Market Failures, their Symptoms and Policy Responses by Edited by Alison L. Booth (University of Essex)
Edited by Alison L. Booth (University of Essex)
Used - Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1996-04-18
376
0521479576
9780521479578
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