ERIC Number: ED313566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
International Seminar on the Effects of Structural Change on Employment and Education and Training in the Service Sector (District of Columbia, June 14-15, 1989). A Summary.
Adelman, Nancy E.
This document is a thematically organized summary of the proceedings of a seminar that included presentations and reactions to presentations by a field of international researchers on the effects of worldwide structural change on employment, education, and training in the service sector. The papers presented are part of a 10-country study of labor market adjustment and the service sector that is being conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. The research findings presented in the seminar sessions address the following issues: (1) changing demographic profiles characterized by fewer youth and an aging work force; (2) rising minimum competency thresholds for many jobs, with the attendant danger of a polarized labor force of highly skilled and unskilled workers if effective education and training programs cannot be developed to bridge the gap; and (3) rapid internationalization of economic and labor forces resulting in international skill markets. A list of participants and their countries is included in the document. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Demography, Economic Change, Employment Level, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Market, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Service Occupations, Structural Unemployment
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of International Labor Affairs (DOL), Washington, DC.; Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.