Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104988
Authors: 
Spermann, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Policy Paper 83
Abstract: 
Lifelong learning represents a key response to the demographic challenge in Germany. In terms of professional success, not only hard skills but also soft skills hold importance. Indeed, the OECD competence tests PISA and PIAAC have come to the fore, although acquired skills are still relevant. Given the increasing skills shortages and the reduced half-life of qualifications, training continues to gain importance, including in the context of employer branding and companies┬┤ corporate social responsibility activities. However, there is no linking of skills acquired through training with the automatic acquisition of qualifications. In this respect, online portals involving competency tests for young and old in connection with major credit points could play an important role.
Subjects: 
demography
lifelong learning
competencies
hard skills
soft skills
JEL: 
D83
I23
J11
J14
R20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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