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ERIC Number: ED581993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec-21
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2226-7077
Is Labour Market Demand Keeping Pace with the Rising Educational Attainment of the Population? Education Indicators in Focus. No. 57
OECD Publishing
Across OECD countries, more and more individuals have attained tertiary education and the share of those with less education has declined. Although there are more tertiary-educated individuals than ever before, they still achieve good labour market outcomes. This confirms that labour market demand is generally keeping pace with rising educational attainment. Only in about one-quarter of OECD countries, the employment advantage of tertiary-educated adults over adults with upper-secondary or post-secondary education has declined over the past two decades, which may be a sign that demand for tertiary-educated people is slowing down. Countries also need to address the situation of young men and women who have not completed upper secondary school and who face low employment prospects.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (France)
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