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Skills and Unemployment

Duncan Gallie

in Resisting Marginalization

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199271849
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602733 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199271844.003.0006
 Skills and Unemployment

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This chapter examines the falling demand for low-skilled workers in Europe. It draws on data from the European Union Targeted Socio-Economic Research project, NEWSKILLS, which analysed the position of low-skilled workers in France, Germany, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, and Portugal. It argues that policies should help low-skilled workers increase their skills to prevent high unemployment and inactivity rates, which leads to social exclusion.

Keywords: labour demand; low-skilled workers; Europe; unemployment; labour policy

Chapter.  11185 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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