The determination of key skills from an economic perspective

Jasper B. van Loo, Bert Toolsema

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    Abstract

    We review the 'key skills' concept and design a methodology to determine which skills are key skills. Notwithstanding a large research tradition on key skills, there exists no clear criterion that is suitable to guide this decision. HRD might gain from such a criterion since an optimal investment in skills requires information on which skills are 'key' in production. Following the theoretical part, we determine key skills empirically using a dataset of vocational education graduates.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAHRD 2002 Conference Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationFebruary 27 - March 3, 2002, Honolulu, Hawaii
    EditorsT. Marshall Egan, Susan A. Lynham
    Place of PublicationBowling Green, OH
    PublisherAcademy of Human Resource Development
    Pages964-970
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2002
    EventAcademy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference 2002 - Honolulu, United States
    Duration: 27 Feb 20023 Mar 2002

    Conference

    ConferenceAcademy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference 2002
    Abbreviated titleAHRD
    CountryUnited States
    CityHonolulu
    Period27/02/023/03/02

    Keywords

    • METIS-208343
    • Key Skills
    • Economics

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