OECD skills outlook 2017: skills and global value chains

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Since the 1990s, the world has entered a new phase of globalisation. Information and communication technology, trade liberalisation and lower transport costs have enabled firms and countries to fragment the production process into global value chains (GVCs). Many products are now designed in one country and assembled in another country from parts manufactured in several countries. Thirty per cent of the value of exports of OECD countries comes from abroad. In this new context, GVCs and skills are more closely interrelated than ever. Skills play a key role in determining countries'...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Globalisation; Finance; Economics; Equity; Technology; Policy

Keywords: OECD country; Human capital; Investment; Competition; Social inclusion; Policy implications

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2017

Physical description: 161 p.

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ISBN: 9789264273177 (print); 9789264273351 (pdf)

Resource type: Report

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