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High Skills, Low Wages

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter considers the full impact of the global auction, as well as the influence of having access to college credentials. It examines the possibility that decreasing returns to human capital ... More


Managing in the Global Auction

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter studies the growing importance connected to the way companies are restructuring their global division of labor. It starts with a section on the human resources of a company, who are ... More


Higher Education, Knowledge Capitalism, and the Global Auction for Jobs

Phillip Brown and Hugh Lauder

in New Languages and Landscapes of Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198787082
eISBN:
9780191829154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787082.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The chapter examines higher education and its relationship to the global labour market. Where once the demand for graduates was contained within national economies, it is no longer the case. The ... More


Beyond a Human Capital Approach to Education and the Labour Market: The Case for Industrial Policy

Phillip Brown, Sin Yi Cheung, and Hugh Lauder

in New Perspectives on Industrial Policy for a Modern Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198706205
eISBN:
9780191775307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706205.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter argues that human capital theory cannot provide the policy guidance required to address the problems of graduate underemployment and the dispersion of graduate incomes. These problems ... More


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