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The growth and valuation of generic skills

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This paper investigates changes in the use of generic skills in Britain's workplaces, and examines which generic skills may be having an impact on wages over and above traditional human capital indicators such as education and work experience. We use instruments borrowed and adapted from commercial psychology to derive quantitative measures of generic skills used. The analysis shows that: (a) with the exception of physical skills, most generic skills are becoming more important in Britain's w...

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University of Kent at Canterbury
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ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) Publisher's website
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SKOPE Research Paper
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http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/publications
Publication date:
2002-01-01
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1466-1535
Paper number:
26, Spring 2002
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English
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2010-06-21

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