Globalisation, higher education, the labour market and inequality

Kupfer, Antonia (ed.) (2011) Globalisation, higher education, the labour market and inequality, London, GB, New York, US, Routledge, 232pp.


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Globalisation, Higher Education, the Labour Market and Inequality addresses the global transformation of higher education in relation to changes in the labour market. It focuses on the relative impact of elements of globalisation on social inequality, and provides insights into the ways in which these general forces of change are transformed into specific policies shaped by global forces and the various national values, institutional structures and politics of the specific societies. The book begins with a theoretical conceptualisation for a comparative understanding of globalisation, higher education, labour market and inequality. This is followed by a range of mainstream accounts from an international selection of contributors of the ways in which national systems have responded to the forces of globalisation and the increasing demand for higher education graduates -- in Australia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and the UK. Finally, contributors explore more specific concerns such as the transition from higher education to the labour market in China and Sweden, the division of "knowledge" workers into traditional social groups in the US, and the role and salience of Doctoral programmes in South Africa in developing a knowledge economy. This book was originally published as a double special issue of the Journal of Education and Work.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780415693462 (hardback)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Education School
ePrint ID: 206255
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
2 December 2011Published
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 11:50
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:48

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