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A social investment perspective on lifelong learning: the role of institutional complementarities in the development of human capital and social participation

Yuri Kazepov, Ruggero Cefalo, and Mirjam Pot

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The chapter investigates the relationship between social investment (SI) and lifelong learning (LLL). First, we present and describe the SI and LLL perspectives, reviewing their foundations and main ... More


Skills and Politics: General and Specific

Wolfgang Streeck

in The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599431
eISBN:
9780191731518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599431.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Skills and skill formation have become central topics in contemporary political economy. This essay traces a key concept in the current debate—the distinction between general and specific skills—back ... More


Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Yue Chim Richard Wong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

When discussing inequality and poverty in Hong Kong, scholars and politicians often focus on the failures of government policy and push for an increase in social welfare. Richard Wong argues in ... More


Differential Growth Rates in Singapore and Hong Kong: Policy versus Human Capital

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The crucial driver of the difference in growth rates between Hong Kong and Singapore – two of the freest market economies in the world – is their different rates of growth in human capital. Free ... More


Human Capital, Poverty, Inequality, and Intergenerational Mobility

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The idea that economic development can help alleviate poverty is at the heart of the belief that growth is the best cure for poverty. But it can only work if governments of developing economies ... More


Cities, Human Capital, and Economic Development

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter emphasizes the common elements in the works of Jane Jacobs and Professor Robert Lucas on economic development. Both shed light on significant failures of the standard neoclassical model ... More


A Structure for Understanding Growth

Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann

in The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262029179
eISBN:
9780262329170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029179.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Economists have developed a variety of conceptual models of the growth process including neoclassical growth, endogenous growth, and technological diffusion models. It is difficult to distinguish ... More


The Population Quality Challenge

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Hong Kong’s unusual demographic condition today is a direct result of the massive immigration wave that occurred in 1945–1951. The situation has been worsened by inadequate investment in education at ... More


Human Capital Enhancement through Education and Immigration

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter points out that to meet Hong Kong’s population challenge in the next three decades, it urgently needs to implement human capital enhancement policies. Its future as an international ... More


Social investment, inclusive growth that is sustainable and the new global social policy

Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth

in Reframing Global Social Policy: Social Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332497
eISBN:
9781447332534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332497.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The chapter will examine the strengths and weaknesses of the social investment approach before looking at how it can be enhanced by the inclusive growth framework which has been the subject of a ... More


Church, State and Social Science in Ireland: Knowledge Institutions and the Rebalancing of Power, 1937-73

Peter Murray and Maria Feeny

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526100788
eISBN:
9781526120823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100788.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

From British rule the independent Irish state inherited an effectively denominational system of university education and a complementary set of science and arts institutions. Under independent rule ... More


Conclusion: The Dynamics of Fear and Hope on a Frontier between Civilizations

Allan Christelow

in Algerians without Borders: The Making of a Global Frontier Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037554
eISBN:
9780813043975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037554.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The conclusion reviews historical cycles of change through which Algerians have moved since the late eighteenth century, with times of opening and hope for effective change, and times of repression ... More


The Future of Intelligence Outsourcing

Damien Van Puyvelde

in Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450225
eISBN:
9781474465267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450225.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter considers the outcome of the US government’s efforts to reform the accountability regime for intelligence contractors. The chapter shows that further efforts are and will be needed to ... More


The Myth of Quality

John Wei

in Queer Chinese Cultures and Mobilities: Kinship, Migration, and Middle Classes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9789888528271
eISBN:
9789882206304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528271.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter deals with social inclusion and exclusion along the lines of cultural capital and social distinctions underlined by social class migration and mobilization. Drawing upon sociological ... More


Lifelong learning and the generation of human and social capital

Sheila Riddell and Elisabet Weedon (eds)

in Lifelong learning in Europe: Equity and efficiency in the balance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447300137
eISBN:
9781447307709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300137.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter sets out the broad problematic of the book, which explores how lifelong learning is understood and enacted across Europe and how this is changing over time. Tensions between ... More


Constructing Candidates and Securing Placements: Sourcing, Qualifying, and Brokering Deals

James E. Coverdill and William Finlay

in High Tech and High Touch: Headhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501702808
eISBN:
9781501713996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702808.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines how headhunters identify good job prospects, persuade them to become candidates, prepare them for job interviews, and convince them to accept job offers. At every step of this ... More


Immigration Wave: Soviet Jew Exodus

Assaf Razin

in Israel and the World Economy: The Power of Globalization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037341
eISBN:
9780262344234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037341.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The disunion of the Soviet Union and the destruction of communism in the USSR 1987-1991 triggered the recent emigration wave of Soviet Jews to various parts of the world, primarily to Israel. The ... More


Taking social investment seriously in developed economies

Anton Hemerijck

in Reframing Global Social Policy: Social Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332497
eISBN:
9781447332534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332497.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter looks at the new integration of social with economic policy from the developing economies perspective. It will highlight the key social policy instruments in what were seen as ... More


Active labour market policies for an inclusive growth

Giuliano Bonoli

in Reframing Global Social Policy: Social Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332497
eISBN:
9781447332534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332497.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Growth which benefits everyone and to which everyone contributes has major implications for pure passive, redistributive policies which do not really result in “contribution to growth” (unless very ... More


India and Jomtien

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the run-up to the World Conference on Education for All held at Jomtien (1990), the negotiation process and the outcomes of that Conference. It outlines the paradigmatic shifts ... More


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