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Are Skills the Answer?The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries$
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Colin Crouch, David Finegold, and Mari Sako

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198294382

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294382.001.0001

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Employment and Employment Skills

Employment and Employment Skills

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(p.31) 2 Employment and Employment Skills
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Are Skills the Answer?
Author(s):

Colin Crouch

David Finegold

Mari Sako

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294382.003.0002

This chapter analyses the OECD's labour markets and assesses employment development in different countries. It considers different economic sectors in analyzing different kinds of employment regime. Four sectors saw important job growth during the period covered by the OECD study: trade, finance and business services, private community and social services, and public services. The results of the OECD study also suggest that Japanese and US forms of capitalism are more able to provide employment than many of their European counterparts.

Keywords:   OECD, labour markets, employment, trade, finance, business services, private community, social services, public services, capitalism

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