How can the expansion of the apprenticeship system in India create conditions for greater equity and social justice?

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Author: Smith, Erica; Brennan Kemmis, Roslin; Comyn, Paul


This paper reports on aspects of a recent project carried out for the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank, which was designed to feed into the process of updating and expanding India's apprenticeship system. The apprenticeship system in India is extremely small for the country's population, even taking into account the high proportion of jobs that are in the informal economy, and is subject to very rigid regulation. Expansion of the system has been seen as vital in order to improve the supply of skills to the rapidly expanding economy, and also to address issues of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Participation; Equity; Disadvantaged; Labour market; Skills and knowledge; Economics; Evaluation; Outcomes

Keywords: Barrier; Education and training opportunity; Access to education and training; Equal opportunity; Social justice; Social inclusion; Socially disadvantaged; Labour supply; Skill shortage; Skill development; Economic development; Developing economy; Program evaluation; Future

Geographic subjects: India; Asia

Published: Footscray, Victoria: Adult Learning Australia, 2014

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Journal volume: 54

Journal number: 3

Journal date: November 2014

Pages: pp. 368-388

Related items: TD/TNC 115.1217

ISSN: 1443-1394

Statement of responsibility: Erica Smith, Ros Brennan Kemmis, Paul Comyn

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 118.1553

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