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Skill measurement in official statistics: recent developments in the UK and the rest of Europe

Elias, Peter and McKnight, Abigail (2001) Skill measurement in official statistics: recent developments in the UK and the rest of Europe. Oxford Economic Papers, 53 (3). pp. 508-540. ISSN 0030-7653

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Abstract

Economic research concerning the skill structure of the employed population and based upon official statistical sources often utilises occupationally classified data as a proxy for skill. This paper elaborates upon the use of occupation as a proxy measure, showing how the concept of skill is operationalised within an occupational classification both in national and international sources. By reference to the process of revising the national UK occupational classification and through international comparisons of occupational structure, the strengths and weaknesses of this approach to skill measurement are revealed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://oep.oxfordjournals.org/
Additional Information: © 2001 Oxford University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 09:54
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44268/

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