Empowering individual workers through skills: a New Labour project revisited

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Author: Keep, Ewart


This article explores the efficacy and cost effectiveness of New Labour's skills-based policies to help low paid workers adjust to the pressures generated by globalisation, of which the leading example was Train to Gain (T2G). It also analyses the more general issue of how, why and under what circumstances education, training and skills can help imbue low paid workers with greater bargaining power within the labour market.

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Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Globalisation; Policy; Vocational education and training

Keywords: Employees; Adult learning; Skill upgrading; Labour supply; Policy analysis

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Oxford, England: SKOPE, 2019

Physical description: 44 p.

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Series: SKOPE research paper; no. 129

ISSN: 1466-1535

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 138.324

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