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Can ASEAN expand vocational training to help workers survive automation and AI?

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dc.contributor.author Lloyd, William
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-23T01:47:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-23T01:47:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12
dc.identifier.issn 1522-0966
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/72107
dc.description For more about the East-West Center, see <a href="http://www.eastwestcenter.org/">http://www.eastwestcenter.org/</a>
dc.description.abstract The countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have cumulatively vaulted from the world’s seventh-largest economy to the fifth, in 2019, in only three years. But several challenges threaten future economic growth. Chief among them is demographic change: populations across ASEAN are aging and birthrates are declining. One outcome will be labor shortages. The shrinking labor pool could serve as a strong driver for automation. But while automation may reduce input costs and boost growth, it could change the skills employers desire, resulting in the obsolescence of many low-skilled jobs, leaving current workers without the skills necessary to obtain work. Upskilling labor through vocational education and related programs is the obvious response. But ASEAN education systems have never included significant vocational opportunities. With technological change accelerating, ASEAN states will need help with the herculean task of rapidly remodeling their education systems.
dc.format.extent 8 p.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Honolulu, HI : East-West Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries AsiaPacific issues;no. 146
dc.subject.lcsh Southeast Asia - Economic conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Age distribution (Demography) - Economic aspects - Southeast Asia
dc.subject.lcsh Skilled labor - Southeast Asia
dc.subject.lcsh Vocational education - Southeast Asia
dc.title Can ASEAN expand vocational training to help workers survive automation and AI?
dc.type Report
dc.type.dcmi Text
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