Michel Cournoyer

Michel Cournoyer has written 8762 posts for Job Market Monitor

Education in Latin America – Much to be done with a different approach to teaching and learning OECD says

Much to be done, preparing students for their future, not our own past, a different approach to teaching and learning, spending “more on the same” is not enough and levelling the playing field Editor’s note : Well, a lot would apply here in Canada and Quebec ! 2.5 million students in the Ibero-American region taking the … Continue reading

Job in EU Regions – 231 of them (84%) saw it grows in 2016

In 2016, 231 of the EU regions (84%) saw their employment grow in 2016. In 32 other regions, the number of persons employed decreased and in a further 12 employment remained stable. Growth in employment varied widely across the EU regions and within countries. The highest employment growth rates were recorded in Podkarpacie (+7.9%) and … Continue reading

Immigration Data in the United States and Internationally – An online Guide

This useful online guide links users directly to the most credible, high-quality data on immigrants and immigration in the United States and internationally. The easy-to-use publication includes more than 220 data resources compiled by governmental and authoritative nongovernmental sources. The guide covers a wide range of topics, among them foreign-born population stocks and flows, humanitarian … Continue reading

The Gender Gap in STEM – The sex differences in academic strengths and pursuit of STEM degrees rise with increases in national gender equality

The underrepresentation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is a continual concern for social scientists and policymakers. Using an international database on adolescent achievement in science, mathematics, and reading (N = 472,242), we showed that girls performed similarly to or better than boys in science in two of every … Continue reading

Boys, girls and Educational Choices – What about expected earnings ?

Girls frequently choose educational pathways that lead to lower-paid jobs and less prestigious careers, despite performing as well as boys at school. Almost everywhere in developed countries, girls and boys have equal access to education and appear equally free to choose their field of study. Nevertheless, educational choices are highly gendered, and the reasons behind … Continue reading

“Foreign Aid” vs Immigration in Alleviating Global Poverty

Decades of programmatic experimentation by development NGOs combined with the latest empirical techniques for estimating program impact have shown that a well-designed, well-implemented, multi-faceted intervention can in fact have an apparently sustained impact on the incomes of the poor (Banerjee et al 2015). The magnitude of the income gains of the “best you can do” … Continue reading

The Gig Economy in UK – 4.4 per cent or 2.8 million people had worked in it in the last 12 months

The NatCen Panel, a probability-based online survey of 2,184 individuals in Britain, was used to provide a prevalence estimate of the number of people involved in the gig economy. The NatCen Panel found that 4.4 per cent of the population in Great Britain had worked in the gig economy in the last 12 months. This … Continue reading

Asylum Seekers in Europe – 650 000 in 2017

In 2017, 650 000 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU). This was just over half the number recorded in 2016, when 1 206 500 first-time asylum applicants were registered, and is comparable to the level recorded in 2014, before the peaks of 2015 and … Continue reading

UK – A guide to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system

This document provides a summary of the UK’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system and how it provides the UK economy with highly skilled people. It contains the following sections: 1. WHY SKILLS ARE IMPORTANT TO THE UK 2. WHAT ARE TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL SKILLS? 3. ABOUT THE UK SKILLS SYSTEM 4. A … Continue reading

US – The skills-based concept is gaining momentum

As the United States struggles with how to match good jobs to the two-thirds of adults who do not have a four-year college degree, his experience shows how a worker’s skills can be emphasized over traditional hiring filters like college degrees, work history and personal references. And elevating skills over pedigree creates new pathways to … Continue reading

Apprenticeships in Norway – Schemes that can improve the chances of completing VET

Many countries with apprenticeship-based systems of VET face a shortage of apprenticeships. Some countries, including Denmark and Norway, address this supply-demand mismatch by offering alternative school-based routes to vocational qualifications for students not able to secure an apprenticeship. Other countries offer no alternative routes, but focus instead on pre-vocational education and training to prepare students … Continue reading

Tips – Where to draw the line when a customer goes too far ?

The balancing act plays out every day in restaurants across America: Servers who rely on tips decide where to draw the line when a customer goes too far. They ignore comments about their bodies, laugh off proposals for dates and deflect behavior that makes them uncomfortable or angry — all in pursuit of the $2 … Continue reading

Skills for the 21st Century – PIAAC is the jewel OECD says

The OECD Survey of Adult Skills is the jewel in the crown of its Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This paper argues that the findings and policy lessons from the project to date justify the high hopes which were placed in PIAAC when detailed planning for the project began in 2003. … Continue reading

Design Skills in UK – The most important skills across all design occupations

Designing a Future Economy is Design Council’s 2017 report investigating the skills used in design, the link between these skills and productivity and innovation, and how they align with future demand for skills across the wider UK economy. It is a unprecedented study testing a new methodology as well as definitions of design. For the … Continue reading

Job Vacancies in Europe, QIV-2017 – 2.0% up from from 1.7% a year ago

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.0% in the fourth quarter of 2017, up from 1.9% recorded in the previous quarter and from 1.7% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was … Continue reading

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