Skills, not just Diplomas

Skills, not just Diplomas

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For a region with high educational attainment, a shortage of skills in Europe and Central Asia has emerged as one of the most important constraints to growth. This title recommends greater focus on the quality of education and measuring what students actually learn, as well as bigger emphasis on incentives to produce better learning results.Figure 1.3 shows the occupational profile (and, by implication, skill profile) of newly created jobs versus jobs being ... with many jobs destroyed and few created for such manual labor-oriented professions as technicians and machine operators. ... Destruction Rates for Selected Occupations in Georgia, 2007 40 35 30 25 20 p e r c e n t 10 15 5 0 m ana ge r s p rofe ... h ine op era to rs and as se mb le rs ele men tary destroyed and many were created for service workers and salespeople, .

Title:Skills, not just Diplomas
Author:Lars Sondergaard, Mamta Murthi
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 2011-10-11


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