The real value of soft skills

How do some workers who left school at a relatively young age with low qualifications go on to succeed in the labour market? Richard Blundell describes ‘good firms’ – that is, firms that are driving technology – pay these workers quite well. He proposes a shift in the way we think of vocational training to focus on the soft skills that these types of firms value.

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Topics:  Education Labour markets

Tags:  soft skills, vocational training

David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy, University College London, and Director, ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at IFS

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