Muhammad Khan, Muhammad Khan (2009): Skills, Competitiveness and Productivity. Published in: The Pakistan Development Review , Vol. 48, No. Winter 2009 (2009): pp. 473-486.
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This study reviews selected indicators on skills and productivity for the period 2000-2008 using labour force survey data. The review of the labour market demonstrates the need of enhancement of skills as well as improved access to skills and education which are necessary to enter a virtuous circle of higher productivity, employment, incomes growth, and development. Without a workforce that is continuously acquiring new and improved skills, it will be difficult for Pakistan to be competitive in the globalizing world. The analysis clearly emphasizes the need for reforms in the technical and vocational education and training system.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Skills, Competitiveness and Productivity|
|English Title:||Skills, Competitiveness and Productivity|
|Keywords:||Skills, Productivity, Labour Market, Competitiveness|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General > J01 - Labor Economics: General|
|Depositing User:||Muhammad Khan Muhammad khan Bhatti|
|Date Deposited:||14. Apr 2011 01:02|
|Last Modified:||26. Apr 2015 00:35|
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