A Database For A Changing Economy

Autor: Panel to Review the Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309147697
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Information about the characteristics of jobs and the individuals who fill them is valuable for career guidance, reemployment counseling, workforce development, human resource management, and other purposes. To meet these needs, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in 1998 launched the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), which consists of a content model--a framework for organizing occupational data--and an electronic database. The O*NET content model includes hundreds of descriptors of work and workers organized into domains, such as skills, knowledge, and work activities. Data are collected using a classification system that organizes job titles into 1,102 occupations. The National Center for O*NET Development (the O*NET Center) continually collects data related to these occupations. In 2008, DOL requested the National Academies to review O*NET and consider its future directions. In response, the present volume inventories and evaluates the uses of O*NET; explores the linkage of O*NET with the Standard Occupational Classification System and other data sets; and identifies ways to improve O*NET, particularly in the areas of cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and currency.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009

Autor: U. S. Department of Labor
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602393206
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A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

Understanding The Digital Economy

Autor: Erik Brynjolfsson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262523301
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The rapid growth of electronic commerce, along with changes in information, computing, and communications, is having a profound effect on the United States economy. President Clinton recently directed the National Economic Council, in consultation with executive branch agencies, to analyze the economic implications of the Internet and electronic commerce domestically and internationally, and to consider new types of data collection and research that could be undertaken by public and private organizations. This book contains work presented at a conference held by executive branch agencies in May 1999 at the Department of Commerce. The goals of the conference were to assess current research on the digital economy, to engage the private sector in developing the research that informs investment and policy decisions, and to promote better understanding of the growth and socioeconomic implications of information technology and electronic commerce. Aspects of the digital economy addressed include macroeconomic assessment, organizational change, small business, access, market structure and competition, and employment and the workforce.

An Occupational Information System For The 21st Century

Autor: Norman G. Peterson
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781557985569
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The Occupational Titles has been relied on for the description of jobs and workforce development. However, as global competition and technological change has created a new world of work, the Department of Labor realized that a more flexible and precise system for chronicling work-related information was needed. Thus, the O*NET, or the occupational information network, was launched. Written by the developers of the O*NET system, this edited volume describes the research and methodology used in the design and development of this ground-breaking system. The O*NET is intended to provide a framework for describing jobs in terms that are capable of addressing the needs of workers and employers into the 21st Century. Instead of relying on rigid task descriptions, the O*NET uses domains of worker and occupation characteristics -- such as abilities, work styles, generalized work activities and work context -- to describe each job. This volume details each of the main domains used by the O*NET. It outlines how each was quantified and provides statistical analyses about its applications, internal relationships, and structure. The volume also places the O*NET system in its historical research context and describes how this innovative new system can support the creation of jobs tailored for the new economy. This volume will be invaluable for those needing to familiarize themselves with this powerful new human resource tool. It will be of particular interest to industrial/organizational psychologists, human factors specialists, counseling psychologists, vocational counselors, rehabilitation counselors, industrial engineers, occupational professionals, and labor market analysts.

The Global Competitiveness Report 2004 2005

Autor: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403949134
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The World Economic Forum's annual Global Competitiveness Report evaluates the potential for sustained economic growth of over 100 economies and ranks them accordingly. Since it first release in 1979, the Report has become the most authoritative and comprehensive study of its type. The 2004-2005 Report Contains: *Detailed country competitiveness provides of 104 economies *Data tables for survey and hard data variable ranking profiled economies *Complementary global rankings: the Growth Competitiveness Index (GCI) and the Business Competitiveness Index (BCI), measuring growth and productivity respectively *Exclusive Data from the Executive Onion Survey, with over 8,700 responses from business leaders worldwide. Produced in collaboration with a distinguished group of international scholars and a global network of over 100 leading national research institutes and business organizations, the Report also showcases the latest thinking and research on issues of immediate relevance for business leaders and policy-makers.

Global Value Chains In A Changing World

Autor: Deborah Kay Elms
ISBN: 9789287038821
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A collection of papers by some of the world's leading specialists on global value chains (GVCs). It examines how GVCs have evolved and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from economists, political scientists, supply chain management specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. Co-published with the Fung Global Institute and the Temasek

Women Work And The Economy Macroeconomic Gains From Gender Equity

Autor: Ms. Katrin Elborgh-Woytek
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1484371240
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The proposed SDN discusses the specific macro-critical aspects of women’s participation in the labor market and the constraints that prevent women from developing their full economic potential. Building on earlier Fund analysis, work undertaken by other organizations and academic research, the SDN presents possible policies to overcome these obstacles in different types of countries.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2009

Publisher: World Economic Forum
ISBN: 9295044282
File Size: 55,94 MB
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"The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparions across regions and income groups, over time"-- Page 3.