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Kosovo Country Report : Findings from the Skills towards Employment and Productivity Survey (English)

Kosovo faces severe labor market challenges. Less than one third of the adult population holds a job, almost nine out of ten women are not working, and over half of active youth are unemployed. Kosovo’s labor market is characterized by limited employment opportunities and low quality of existing jobs which increases the risk of poverty, reduces labor productivity, and fosters discontent, especially among the many youth who enter the labor market each year. Promoting job creation is therefore essential to increasing productive employment, improving well-being and reducing poverty in Kosovo. Skills are central to enhancing business climate, fostering job creation and increasing well-being. Workers with more skills improve their own productivity as well as that of other workers, increase capital productivity, and facilitate innovation and the adoption of new technology. There is solid empirical evidence that higher levels of skills are associated with better labor market outcomes for individuals. Cognitive (analytical) skills matter,but socio-emotional skills – often called soft, or behavioral skills – also have strong and long-lasting effects on employment and earnings. Moreover, skills explain most of country variations in long-term growth rates, and even small improvements in skills could raise growth rates significantly.

Details

  • Document Date

    2019/04/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    AUS0000290

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Kosovo,

  • Region

    Europe and Central Asia,

  • Disclosure Date

    2019/05/09

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Kosovo Country Report : Findings from the Skills towards Employment and Productivity Survey

  • Keywords

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Kosovo Country Report : Findings from the Skills towards Employment and Productivity Survey (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/209751557432399449/Kosovo-Country-Report-Findings-from-the-Skills-towards-Employment-and-Productivity-Survey