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ERIC Number: EJ1110359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
Employers' Skill Preferences across Europe: Between Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills
Mýtna Kureková, Lucia; Beblavý, Miroslav; Haita, Corina; Thum, Anna-Elisabeth
Journal of Education and Work, v29 n6 p662-687 2016
This article analyses online job advertisements to identify skills that are demanded in selected low- and medium-skilled occupations. We explore data from the publicly administered cross-European EURES job search portal and quantify the different cognitive and non-cognitive skills requested by employers in small European economies. While we find that the service sector demands non-cognitive skills more than other types of occupation, the skill-mix demanded is very diverse across countries, implying that other domestic factors shape how demand is formulated. Our work shows that online portals can become a useful source for studying employers' demand at the micro-level to inform employment, education and training policies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; Denmark; Ireland
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