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A Bermuda triangle of policy? 'Bad jobs', skills policy and incentives to learn at the bottom end of the labour market

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A focus of Government policy has been the need to ensure that those at the lower end of the labour market invest in their human capital through re-engaging with learning, which has been assumed to enable progress into better-paid employment. This article explores the problems created by 'bad jobs' and the evidence for the existence of a set of mutually reinforcing factors that reduces the incentives acting on individuals in such work, and in many cases their employers, to participate and inve...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF EDUCATION POLICY
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
Pages:
211-230
Publication date:
2012-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-5106
ISSN:
0268-0939
Source identifiers:
316555
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:316555
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uuid:1c22dfb4-e5ce-4846-875b-8e7322a7df8e
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pubs:316555
Deposit date:
2014-12-26

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