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Giuseppe De Arcangelis and Rama Dasi Mariani
''Multi-Country Tasks Measures: Beyond US-based Data and a Focus on Migration''
( 2019, Vol. 39 No.3 )
We claim that the OECD dataset PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) could provide a valid alternative to the US-based O*NET database in order to obtain country-specific task measures. The US presence in PIAAC allows to compare the two datasets by computing the same task indexes twice. We find that correlation coefficients between aggregate task indexes are very high (rarely less than 0.7). Focusing on European countries, we recommend the PIAAC-based task measures for future domestic and multi-country analysis (e.g. on the effects of migration in the labor markets) since task indexes appear very different among European economies.
Keywords: Occupational Network Information (O*NET), Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Migration, Task Approach.
JEL: C8 - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs: General
J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor: General
Manuscript Received : Apr 02 2019 Manuscript Accepted : Sep 30 2019

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