From Crane to Torso: Local Skill Strategies in the City of Malmö

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Title From Crane to Torso: Local Skill Strategies in the City of Malmö
Author(s) Bevelander, Pieter ; Broomé, Per
Date 2009
Editor(s) Froy, Francesca; Giguère, Sylvain; Hofer, Andrea
English abstract
Higher-level skills are increasingly demanded by the knowledge-based economy. But with rising mobility and demographic change, it is no longer so simple to invest in a skilled workforce for the future. Actions are needed on a variety of fronts, including attracting and retaining talent, better integrating disadvantaged groups into the labour force, and upgrading the skills of low-paid workers. Much of the responsibility for these actions falls squarely on the shoulders of local policy makers. Drawing from a wide array of case studies, this book analyses best-practice local strategies for increasing workforce skills. And it also takes a close look at the opportunities and challenges presented by international migration. The in-depth case studies in this report range from Shanghai’s “Highland of Talent Strategy” to new “career ladders” which help immigrants escape low-skilled, low-paid employment in New York. National and local-level recommendations on local skills development are provided, for both OECD and non-OECD countries.
Publisher OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Host/Issue Designing Local Skills Strategies
Series/Issue Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED)
ISSN 1990-1100
ISBN 978-92-64-06662-5
Pages 219-238
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
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