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Author Shatz, Howard J., author

Title An assessment of the present and future labor market in the Kurdistan Region-Iraq : implications for policies to increase private-sector employment / Howard J. Shatz, Louay Constant, Jill E. Luoto, Alexandria C. Smith, Shmuel Abramzon
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 113 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Education levels, skills, and labor-force participation of potential future labor-market entrants -- Skills gaps and expected private-sector labor demand in the Kurdistan region-Iraq -- Scenarios for sectoral employment growth in the Kurdistan region-Iraq -- Labor-market information systems -- Conclusions and policy directions -- Appendix A: The RAND survey of business establishments 2012: the RAND skills survey -- Appendix B: The RAND survey of business establishments 2012: sampling design
Summary The study addresses the question of how the Kurdistan Regional Government can improve the private-sector labor market in the Kurdistan Region-Iraq (KRI). Doing so will involve creating mechanisms by which job-seekers can develop the right skills and find employers who will hire them, employers can find the employees they need, and the government can create an enabling environment in which the best matches between job-seekers and employers can be made. The study estimates the likely number and education levels of new job-seekers through 2020. It conducts an original, scientific survey to learn about employer perceptions of skill gaps in the KRI. Then, it investigates sectoral employment growth in comparison economies to identify promising growth sectors. Finally, it outlines policy steps for the government to take to improve the functioning of the private-sector labor market
Notes "Kurdistan Regional Government."
"Ministry of Planning."
"RAND Labor and Population."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-113)
Notes Print version record
Subject Education -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Employment forecasting -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Labor market -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Labor supply -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Skilled labor -- Iraq -- Kurdistān.
Kurdistan -- Economic policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Abramzon, Shmuel, author
Constant, Louay, author
Luoto, Jill, author
Smith, Alexandria C., author
Labor and Population Program.
Rand Corporation, issuing body
ISBN 0833089935 (electronic bk.)
9780833089939 (electronic bk.)