An assessment of the present and future labor market in the Kurdistan Region-Iraq : implications for policies to increase private-sector employment

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 f...

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Main Authors: Shatz, Howard J., Abramzon, Shmuel (Author), Smith, Alexandria C. (Author), Luoto, Jill (Author)
Corporate Authors: Rand Corporation, Labor and Population Program
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND [2014]©2014, 2014
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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
Item Description:"RAND Labor and Population.". - "Ministry of Planning.". - "Kurdistan Regional Government."
Physical Description:xxii, 113 pages illustrations
ISBN:9780833084095
0833084097