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Author(s): György Mártonfi
Subject(s): Education, Labor relations, Vocational Education, State/Government and Education, Policy, planning, forecast and speculation
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: education; vocational education; labour relations; shortage-job; education policy; Hungary;

Summary/Abstract: Blue-collar workers are missing everywhere in developed economies. Unlike other countries, in Hungary ‘shortage-job’ became a technical term used by laws in the past few years. Decisions relating to 10 ‘shortage jobs’ in each of the 7 regions are taken every year by regional development and training committees. The policy objective is that more students are trained for shortage-jobs by guaranteed apprentices in shortage-jobs, where there is a higher salary. The main questions the study explores are as follows: Is there really a shortage with shortage jobs? What are these like - and what are students being trained for shortage-jobs like? What might be reasons for a labour market shortage? What consequences might there be as regards regulations dealing with shortages in the labour market both in the short run and in the long run?

  • Issue Year: 20/2011
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 374-386
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Hungarian