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Human Capital Theory and UK Vocational Training Policy.

Abstract:

Since the Industrial Training Act of 1964, the UK government has adopted a variety of policies intended to redress a problem of under-investment in vocational training. In the 1960s and 1970s it attempted to regulate the training provided by firms, through a levy scheme. More recently, subsidised training schemes have been the centrepiece of policy. This paper examines the explanations for market failure in vocational training, and explores the rationale for such policies. Under-investment ca...

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Margaret Stevens More by this author
Journal:
Oxford Review of Economic Policy
Volume:
15
Publication date:
1999
URN:
uuid:80d2a1a6-8162-4522-82f0-86d4ef61e1d4
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11330
Language:
English

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