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Towards a high-skilled, low-waged workforce? A review of global trends in education, employment and the labour market

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SKOPE Monograph No. 10, October 2008
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This monograph examines the claim that national economic competitiveness, social justice and individual prosperity, depend on developing a high-skill, high-wage workforce. Based on an analysis of global trends in education, employment and the labour market, we challenge the policy focus on upgrading the skills of the workforce, as it will fail to meet its policy objectives. Without a broader industrial strategy, high skills are a declining source of competitive advantage, given the exponentia...

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Cardiff University
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University of Bath
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ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) Publisher's website
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SKOPE Monographs
Publication date:
2008
ISSN:
1466-1535
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English
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