ERIC Number: ED480303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
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The Supply and Demand of High Technology Skills in United Kingdom, Norway and Netherlands: A Report from the European Science and Technology Observatory (ESTO).
Ekeland, Anders; Tomlinson, Mark
This document reports a study of the possibility of making indicators of demand and supply of high skilled labor based on the Labor Force Survey (LFS), a data source available in all European countries. Part 1 is a summary of a pilot study of three countries: United Kingdom (UK), Netherlands, and Norway. It concludes LFS is a limited data source for stock and flow variables. Part 2, the UK report, describes a pilot study of possibilities in the under-explored area of labor mobility research and its relation to innovation and competitiveness in the UK. It outlines possible data sources, published sources, and case study materials that can be used in a national systems framework for future work in mobility and human capital allocation and formation. Part 3, the Norwegian study, has two aims: to study development of high tech sectors in terms of labor mobility and supply of training and to use and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Norway's register data and LFS. Part 4, the Dutch study of supply and demand for high technology skills, examines skills in the high tech sectors of the Dutch economy. After a literature review, the study looks at trends in the economy as a whole to delineate more general trends in the Dutch economy from the more specific development of the chosen high tech sectors; distribution of training in the Dutch labor market; and mobility of highly skilled persons in the Dutch economy. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developed Nations, Economic Change, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Labor Force, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Occupational Information, Occupational Mobility, Occupational Surveys, Research Utilization, Skill Development, Statistical Data, Statistical Studies, Statistical Surveys, Supply and Demand, Technological Advancement, Training
For full text: ftp://ftp.jrc.es/pub/EURdoc/eur20122en.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; Norway; United Kingdom