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ERIC Number: ED504838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
The Speed of Obsolescence: Evidence from the Dutch Public Sector
van Loo, Jasper B.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Research Conference in the Americas of the Academy of Human Resource Development (Indianapolis, IN, Feb 28-Mar 4, 2007)
HRD is extensively concerned with human capital investment, but only focuses on how skills and knowledge become obsolete to a limited extent. In this paper we look at the speed of obsolescence. Using data from a survey among Dutch public sector employees, we find that the yearly rate of skills obsolescence is 2.6%. Subsequent analyses show that the skill obsolescence rate is impacted by educational attainment level, occupation, and sector of employment. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands