Wednesday July 20, 2016

New to the collection: recent titles on a variety of topics, published by the OECD and available at the OECD iLibrary portal.

1. Farm management practices to foster green growth

2. Teaching excellence through professional learning and policy reform: lessons from around the world

3. The world of public employment services

4. Water governance in cities

5. Household debt in OECD countries

6. Public-Private Partnerships for Statistics

(Source: OECD)

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Tuesday July 19, 2016

The future of work: digitalisation in the US labour market: compilation of briefings is 2016 report, published by the European Union.

This set of briefings, commissioned by Policy Department A for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), will serve as input for its delegation to San Francisco and Silicon Valley in March 2016, as well as for subsequent debates of its Working Group on Digitalisation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

The briefings provide background information on the US labour and social security systems compared to European practice, and cover the effect of digitalisation on job creation and job losses in the US; the skills required for the jobs of the future; and changing working conditions in the US and particularly in Silicon Valley.

(Source: EU)

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Thursday May 26, 2016

The impact of literacy, numeracy and computer skills on earnings and employment outcomes is a 2016 report, published by the OECD.

Using the 2012 PIAAC data, our analysis confirms that there are significantly higher earnings and employment returns to both increasing levels of formally recognised education, and to increasing levels of numeracy, literacy and Information and communication technologies (ICT) skills proficiencies controlling for the level of education.

Unsurprisingly, the labour market returns to changes in formally recognised levels of education in general exceed the labour market returns associated with increasing levels of skills proficiency. In the case of literacy and numeracy proficiencies, improved literacy and numeracy skills narrow the labour market outcomes gap between individuals with different levels of formally recognised education, but do not close it completely.

(Source: OECD)

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