Decreuse, Bruno and Granier, Pierre (2004): Adaptabilité et complexité: les choix éducatifs et technologiques sont-ils efficaces?
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European labour markets have known three major changes over the past three decades : the complexification of the technological environment, the growth of general education across the workforce, and rising unemployment. Taken together, do these facts reflect the inefficiency of schooling and technological decisions ? Our answer takes place in a matching model of unemployment in which firms choose technological complexity, and workers educate to improve their adaptability. We show economic policy should focus on the labour market and the education system rather than on firms’ technological choices.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Adaptabilité et complexité: les choix éducatifs et technologiques sont-ils efficaces?|
|English Title:||Adaptability vs complexity: on the efficiency of educational and technological choices|
|Keywords:||Matching frictions; Heterogeneity; Ex-ante investment|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital ; Skills ; Occupational Choice ; Labor Productivity
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Institutions > I20 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers > J60 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J21 - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
|Depositing User:||Bruno Decreuse|
|Date Deposited:||27. Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||14. Apr 2015 11:39|
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