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Economics of Skills Obsolescence Theoretical Innovations and Empirical Applications

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ISBN-10: 0762309601

ISBN-13: 9780762309603

Edition: 2002

Authors: A. de Grip, Jasper van Loo, Ken Mayhew

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The papers presented in this volume represent a selection taken from the understanding skills obsolescence conference held at Maastricht University in 2001. The analysis of skill-based technological change is at the heart of this collection of essays and papers.
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Book details

List price: $127.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 9/19/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 290
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface and Introduction
The economics of skills obsolescence: a review
When do skills become obsolete, and when does it matter?
The obsolescence of skill
Age effect and schooling vintage effect on earnings profiles in Switzerland
Technological change and the returns to experience
Skill obsolescence: worker-induced and firm-induced factors
Do older workers have more trouble using a computer than younger workers?
Workforce flexibility in the presence of technological change
Macroeconomic equilibrium and the organization of work: a theory of employability
Precautionary demand for education, inequality, and technological progress
Economic transformation and the return to human capital - Hungary 1986-99