Portugal - Low skills, growth and well-being - September 30, 2017

An OECD working paper reviews the situation on the labour market for low-skilled workers. Low levels of skills are an obstacle to higher productivity and material living standards, which are low relative to OECD or EU averages. But low skills also affect the well-being of citizens and stand in the way of reducing income inequality, as education is often a prerequisite for higher job quality and earnings opportunities.

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