The Demand for Qualified Manpower: Some Implications for Macro-Economic Planning
This paper highlights the expansion of higher education in the U.K. in recent years and argues that there has been little evidence to show that it has been developed to meet the needs of the labour market. The published statistics reveal a weak relationship between subjects of qualification and employment. Recent IMS research shows that employers are more flexible than often realised in matching people and jobs. It is suggested that there is a need for a new framework when interpreting the needs of the labour market if appropriate educational and training policies for the future are to be devised.
KeywordsHigh Education Labour Market School Leaver Permanent Employment Entry Scheme
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