Many Worlds of the ‘Low-Skilled’, But Only One Generic Policy

CEPS Policy Brief No. 312

5 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2014

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Miroslav Beblavý

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Ilaria Maselli

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Date Written: January 10, 2014

Abstract

This paper, which draws on research findings from the NEUJOBS project, encourages EU and national policy-makers to invest in a more comprehensive view of the phenomenon of ‘low-skilledness’. The ‘low-skilled’ label can hide a number of different scenarios: labour market detachment, migration and obsolete skills that are the result of macroeconomic structural changes. For this reason, the authors argue that it is necessary to promote lifelong learning to allow workers to keep pace with new technologies and to shield workers from the risk of skills obsolescence and detachment from the labour market.

Keywords: labour market, low-skilled, lifelong learning

Suggested Citation

Beblavý, Miroslav and Maselli, Ilaria, Many Worlds of the ‘Low-Skilled’, But Only One Generic Policy (January 10, 2014). CEPS Policy Brief No. 312, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2381923

Miroslav Beblavý (Contact Author)

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Ilaria Maselli

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )

1 Place du Congres, 1000
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

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