Skills related statistics — Overview


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What information can I find here?

The dataset on skills-related statistics contains indicators originating from multiple data sources which focus on the following topics: 

  • skills supply (the existing skills of the labour force);
  • skills demand (the skills needed by employers);
  • skills development (the skills developed by participation in education and training activities).

Skills supply and skills demand are measured through three different approaches:

  • indirect measures, for instance skills assumed to be acquired through formal education;
  • direct measures, which are direct assessments of skills through e.g. test scores for skills supply;
  • self-reported level of skills, that is people's self-evaluations of skills.
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