Africa’s recent economic performance has been impressive. With average annual growth of 5.1% over the past ten years, the continent is the second fastest-growing region in the world (IMF 2012). The share of people in extreme poverty is falling.
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The economic and social consequences of job losses since the onset of the global crisis have been enormous, as Ben Bernanke recently pointed out (Bernanke 2012). Unemployment rates have soared to an average of 11% in the Eurozone in mid-2012, and youth unemployment has reached alarming levels in many places, exceeding 50% in Greece and Spain.
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Responding in part to the economic downturn, the European Commission (2010) recently issued the Bruges Communiqué that called for enhanced vocational education and training (VET). It argued: “If Europe is to maintain its position as the strongest exporter of industrial products in the world, it must have world class VET.
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Venturing abroad at the cost of domestic employment?
Peter Debaere, Joon H. Lee , Hongshik Lee , 24 December 2008
The recent wave of globalisation is characterised by a worldwide increase in exports and foreign direct investment (FDI). Multinationals play an important role in both. The public in many instances views these multinational activities with some scepticism, concerned that offshoring activities will reduce domestic employment in the firms that venture abroad.
Immigration a threat to previous immigrants, not native workers
Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri, Francesco D'Amuri, 10 March 2008
Germany has the largest number of foreign individuals in Europe, and foreign workers represent around 10% of the total labour force. Labour market institutions are characterized by rigidity and generous unemployment benefits, which increase the potential for negative consequences due to immigration as newcomers are more likely to stay jobless and impose a cost on society.
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