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Farhat, Daniel – Journal of Education and Work, 2014
Data show that educated workers earn higher wages and are unemployed less often. Some researchers believe that education improves a worker's productivity (or "human capital"), making them more desirable on the job market, while others believe that it improves a worker's network (or "social capital"), giving them more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Social Capital, Education Work Relationship
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Strathdee, Rob – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
This paper argues that the current skill strategies of New Labour (in England) and the Labour-led Coalition (in New Zealand) are part of a broader project to construct contrasting markets in education and training. On one hand, the skill strategies are helping to construct open education and training markets through creating institutional-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trust (Psychology), Qualifications, Social Networks