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ERIC Number: EJ1001420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
Wages and Skills Utilization: Effect of Broad Skills and Generic Skills on Wages in Singapore
Ramos, Catherine R.; Ng, Michael Chi Man; Sung, Johnny; Loke, Fiona
International Journal of Training and Development, v17 n2 p116-134 Jun 2013
Many people go for training to upgrade their skills which is hoped to pave the way for better pay. But what are the kinds of skills that really affect wages? Employers have emphasized the value of generic skills such as interpersonal and communication skills, teamwork and problem solving. Does possession of these skills translate to at least the same or better wages as compared with having broad skills represented by educational qualifications and job-related training? This paper, arising from the research project on the Skills Utilisation in Singapore, aims to answer which skills can have more influence on wages and which job-related training in terms of training duration can have more impact on wages. Using ordinal logistic regression, our findings show that educational qualification and initial training time can influence wages as well as utilization of leadership, planning and problem-solving skills. (Contains 10 tables, 1 figure, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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