Category: USA


What can behavioural economics propose for better labour market policy interventions to assist newly unemployed persons to regain employment? Some suggestions are quite useful while others are more controversial! Read here! ​One challenge that unemployed persons face is identifying their own transferable skills and seeing such transferable ... Read More
June 26, 2018John McCarthy


STEM has been a buzz word in education policies in many countries in the past decade, responding to perceived existing and projected labour market skills needs. This article shows that different sets of STEM skills needs are not in equal demand across the many job areas that STEM encompasses ... Read More
November 9, 2017John McCarthy


Then read this article from today's New York Times!
January 4, 2017John McCarthy


Among the less well-known bi-partisan political activities in the USA in the past few years has been the emergence of approaches to developing policies and policy instruments in the education, training and employment fields based on evidence of what works and the collection of longitudinal data of US citizen learning ... Read More
November 16, 2016John McCarthy


This very readable article from the New York Times highlights some of the mix of human, chance, economic and social factors that contribute to career success!
May 21, 2016John McCarthy


This is the summary version of the review undertaken for USAID on the outcomes of Youth Workforce Development programmes for out of school youth.
January 29, 2015John McCarthy


This evaluation report was produced for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2013. The paper is based on a literature scan of 54 publicly available studies that were published between 2001 and 2012 on the topics of youth employment, ... Read More
January 29, 2015John McCarthy


These Guidelines (revised 2007) produced by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) of the USA address the following issues: Guidelines for Use of the Internet for the Delivery of Career Counselling and Career Planning Services Professional and Ethical Guidelines Related to the Use of the Internet for Job Posting and ... Read More
January 10, 2015John McCarthy


These Guidelines (revised 2007) have been produced by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) in the USA. They address video content and production issues along with guidelines for users on how to select and use videos effectively. A simple career video evaluation form is provided. The Guidelines are aimed primarily ... Read More
January 10, 2015John McCarthy


While not an expert paper on career guidance information, this is an interesting informational article (2008) that compares the US and Japan in terms of challenges facing the economy and the workforce, challenges for particular work groups in certain economic sectors, and job seeking support systems including careers information. Read ... Read More
September 7, 2011Tibor Kovacs