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Highly qualified in the Czech Republic

Vol. 10, No 1, 2017

 

Renata Čuhlová

 

Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Liberec
Czech Republic
renata.cuhlova@tul.cz

 

 

Highly qualified in the Czech Republic

 

Zuzana Potužáková

 

Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Liberec
Czech Republic
zuzana.potuzakova@tul.cz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract. The paper aims to analyse the current situation of the highly qualified in the Czech Republic applying the ISCO qualification. Previous studies suggest that educational attainment has an important impact on labour market performance and national competitiveness. Data analyses approved that highly qualified workforce positively influences economic situation of the EU–15 Member States they work in. However, this hypothesis was disapproved for the EU–10+3 Member States joining the EU after 2004. The difference can be explained by the various stage in convergence process since some New Member States are still in transformation period. We positively appraise the significant growth of fraction of the highly qualified in the Czech Republic since 2004, especially in the major group Professionals involving the most qualified workforce. The same trend happened also for the highly qualified foreigners in the Czech Republic, however their attracting still remains a challenge.

 

Received: December, 2016

1st Revision: February, 2017

Accepted: March, 2017

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330.2017/10-1/11

 

JEL Classification: I25, J61

Keywords: Czech Republic, foreigners, highly qualified, human capital, migration