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The European welfare states : the challenges of globalization to labour market skills provision : industrial profiles transformation, changes in skill structure and social policy responses

Filipova, D. (2008) The European welfare states : the challenges of globalization to labour market skills provision : industrial profiles transformation, changes in skill structure and social policy responses.

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Abstract:Developing highly skilled workforce to enhance the national competitiveness in today’s globalized world is an international concern regarding VET policy. This paper provides a brief description of the current skill profiles of the UK and Germany as well as the challenges posed to them by internationalization of capital and the consequent gaps between supply and demand of skills. It demonstrates the way these two different types of economies react to the adaptation problems through the reforms they undertake in their VET systems. In both countries, a trend towards the development of supply side policies is developed but for different reasons and with varying goals and success. The paper concludes that the current initiatives to develop highly skilled workforce are unlikely to lead to substantial changes in the current institutional frameworks which are the basis for differences in national VET systems and skill profiles
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58988
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