Acquiring Skills

Acquiring Skills

Market Failures, Their Symptoms and Policy Responses

eBook - 1996
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Cambridge Univ Pr
A systematic account of the causes, consequences, and policy implications of failure in training provision and skills acquisition in the industrial world.
In recent years, technological change, unemployment and industrial restructuring have highlighted training and the acquisition of skills as a policy issue. Throughout the industrialized world there is widespread concern that employees are insufficiently skilled. This deficiency can have serious economic consequences, reflected in excessive unemployment, meager growth, impeded competitiveness, excessive wages, insufficient innovation, and deficient product quality. This volume, from the Centre for Economic Policy Research, provides a systematic account of all the major market failures in the area of skills acquisition.

Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780511001260
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 354 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Snower, Dennis J.
Booth, Alison L.


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