The ‘cost of living crisis’ is now a substantial part of the UK’s political discourse. The prices of essential goods in some product markets have become politicised in a way not seen for a generation, and there is widespread concern about low pay levels. Most of the new policies offered up . . . → Read More: Addressing low pay and the cost of living (UK) – Institute of Economic Affairs
A paper called for a new approach to the development of the younger workforce in the United Kingdom. It called for a range of measures, including:: high quality vocational training (through apprenticeships) that led to a valued qualification; a charter to protect young workers; a new framework for the delivery of job creation and . . . → Read More: Employment and training needs of young people (UK) – Training Journal
We compare literacy test scores and relative wage and employment outcomes of Australian, Canadian and U.S. immigrants using the 2003/2006 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALLS). We ?nd substantially higher immigrant skill levels at the lower end of the distribution in Australia, especially among recent arrivals, but little di?erence across countries at the . . . → Read More: Immigrant Skill Selection and Utilization: A Comparative Analysis of Australia, Canada, and the United States – CLSRN
This publication gathers the papers presented at the “OECD-EU dialogue on mobility and international migration: matching economic migration with labour market needs” (Brussels, 24-25 February 2014), a conference jointly organised by the European Commission and the OECD.
It provides new evidence on the role that international migration has played in Europe and in selected . . . → Read More: Matching Economic Migration with Labour Market Needs – OECD
Can we afford to shut the door on bright, motivated would-be entrepreneurs whose ideas could one day change the world? I don’t think so, but that’s exactly what’s happening all around the globe.
Young people with the potential to become business leaders are too often unable to get past the disadvantages of poverty and . . . → Read More: Why We Should Teach Entrepreneurship to Disadvantaged Students 99 G – HBR (US)