Global Skill Shortages
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Global Skill Shortages

Malcolm S. Cohen and Mahmood A. Zaidi

As the world entered the twenty-first century, global skill shortages in many occupations were evident throughout the world. While these were mitigated by a global recession, there is no generally agreed upon method for measuring these shortages. This book discusses various theories for measurement. Using data collected from 19 developed countries in North and Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific region, the authors explore various aspects of skilled labor shortages, develop a methodology of measuring shortages by occupation, and provide estimates of the likelihood of the occurrence of such shortages. They develop labor market indicators which measure the degree of shortage or surplus in different occupations.
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Appendix: Detailed Country Indicators

Malcolm S. Cohen and Mahmood A. Zaidi

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Appendix 99 AUSTRALIA Group 1 2c 2D 2F 2G 2H 21 25 2L 2M 2N 2P 24 2 3A 3E 3F 3G 35 3L 3 Rank Employment OccupationTitle Average Training 1997 Legislators, senior officials & managers 4.67 4 384 Computing professionals 4.33 141 4 Architects, engineers & related professionals 4 3.33 159 Health professionals (except nursing) 5 3.OO 77 Nursing & midwifery professionals 3.67 3 205 5 75 3.67 College, university & higher educ. teaching prof 4 Secondaryeducation teaching professionals 145 3.67 Primary & pre-primary education teaching prof 4 139 4.00 4.00 3 Other teaching professionals 58 4 Business professionals 4.67 176 5 42 Legal professionals 3.67 4 Social sciences & related professionals 3.50 29 4 Writers & creative or performing artists 47 4.33 4.33 1349 Professionals 4 Physical & engineering science technicians 2.33 212 3 3.33 46 Safety & quality inspectors 2 Life science technicians & related assoc. prof. 3.OO 285 3 57 3 4.33 Modem & trad. health assoc. prof. (exc. nursing) Business & administrative associate professionals 4.33 3 366 2 3.67 Religious, artistic, & social work associate prof 108 Technicians & associate professionals 3.33 3 1102 Emp Growth 1997-99 Rank Avg. Unemp Rate 1997-99 Rank 4.7% 10.0% -2.4% -0.6% 1.7% - 1.9% 0.8% 1.9% 6.3% 7.8% - 1.4% 1.8% 6.7% 3.0% 5 5 1 1 3 1 2 3 5 5 1 3 5 4 1.7% 5 2.1% 1.7% - 1.2% 0.4% 1. Y Oo 0.8% 3.3% 1.7% 0.8% - 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 2.6% 1.3 yo 5 4 5 -2.3% 4.0% - 1.2% 6.2% 5.7% 6.6%...

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