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In: Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 45, no. 3
Lucia Kureková - Corina Haita - Miroslav Beblavý

Conceptualizing Low-Skillness: A New Approach

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Year, pages: 2013, 247 - 266
Keywords: low-skillness; structural change; qualifications; skills; categorization; measurement; public policy
Article type: štúdia / study

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Conceptualizing Low-Skillness: A New Approach. This study reviews conceptual and empirical literature studying low-skilled and proposes more comprehensive and dynamic conceptualization of low-skillness. Our work is based on analysing the sources of being and of becoming low-skilled by reviewing structural processes underlying changes in labour markets and their varied impact on the individuals of different characteristics. We suggest a broader conceptualization of low-skillness which surpasses the dominant qualification-based approach and measurement of low-skillness by the attained level of education. In addition to the typically included low-educated, our typology includes categories of workers who might be formally well-educated, experienced and trained but have been drawn into low-skillness as an outcome of structural forces or institutional barriers. A broader conceptualization and measurement of low-skillness can better reveal the variety of its causes and in turn allow designing better suited policies for economic and social integration. Sociológia 2013, Vol. 45 (No. 3: 247-266)

Conceptualizing Low-Skillness: A New Approach. This study reviews conceptual and empirical literature studying low-skilled and proposes more comprehensive and dynamic conceptualization of low-skillness. Our work is based on analysing the sources of being and of becoming low-skilled by reviewing structural processes underlying changes in labour markets and their varied impact on the individuals of different characteristics. We suggest a broader conceptualization of low-skillness which surpasses the dominant qualification-based approach and measurement of low-skillness by the attained level of education. In addition to the typically included low-educated, our typology includes categories of workers who might be formally well-educated, experienced and trained but have been drawn into low-skillness as an outcome of structural forces or institutional barriers. A broader conceptualization and measurement of low-skillness can better reveal the variety of its causes and in turn allow designing better suited policies for economic and social integration. Sociológia 2013, Vol. 45 (No. 3: 247-266)

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Kureková, L., Haita, C., Beblavý, M. 2013. Conceptualizing Low-Skillness: A New Approach. In Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 45, no.3, pp. 247-266. 0049-1225.

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Kureková, L., Haita, C., Beblavý, M. (2013). Conceptualizing Low-Skillness: A New Approach. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 45(3), 247-266. 0049-1225.