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Education and Economics: Disciplinary Evolution and Policy Discourse

Saumen Chattopadhyay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082255
eISBN:
9780199082070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082255.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book explores various conceptualizations of education in economic theory and how this has influenced policymaking in education. Despite the relative dominance of human capital theory in ... More


Shareholder Value as Context for Investor Engagement

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Shareholder value provides the rationale, incentive, and justification for investor engagement. The chapter outlines the basic concepts of shareholder value, its preconditions, and the reasons for ... More


Skill Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Phillip Brown

in High Skills: Globalization, Competitiveness, and Skill Formation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244188
eISBN:
9780191697340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244188.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

This introductory chapter examines human capital theory and how it has been extended to explain global economic trends and the scope for skill-formation policies in the new economic competition. ... More


Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics

Virginia Yans-McLaughlin (ed.)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055108
eISBN:
9780199854219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055108.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Providing an interdisciplinary and global perspective on immigration to the United States, this book represents an important step forward in the development of immigration studies. The book aims to ... 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


Origins

Phillip Brown

in The Death of Human Capital?: Its Failed Promise and How to Renew It in an Age of Disruption

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190644307
eISBN:
9780190644345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644307.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the history of human capital theory. Before the mid-twentieth century the idea of human capital had a checkered history. Ideas linking the role of human labor to wealth ... More


Social Class, Mental Ability, and Education

Henry Phelps Brown

in The Inequality of Pay

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198851202
eISBN:
9780191596780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198851200.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter studies the connection between social class, mental ability, education, and entry into employment, and is a further development of the previous chapter on intergenerational mobility ... More


Introduction

Phillip Brown

in The Death of Human Capital?: Its Failed Promise and How to Renew It in an Age of Disruption

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190644307
eISBN:
9780190644345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644307.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter outlines an alternative theory of human capital based on job scarcity rather than labor scarcity. This is done in the context of a changing economy, wherein orthodox human ... More


The High Tide

Phillip Brown

in The Death of Human Capital?: Its Failed Promise and How to Renew It in an Age of Disruption

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190644307
eISBN:
9780190644345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644307.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the enduring appeal of orthodox human capital theory. It looks at the reasons why, in the life cycles of theories, it reached its high tide before the global financial crisis in ... More


The Death of Human Capital?: Its Failed Promise and How to Renew It in an Age of Disruption

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and Sin Yi Cheung

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190644307
eISBN:
9780190644345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644307.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Human capital theory, the notion that there is a direct relationship between educational investment and individual and national prosperity, has dominated public policy on education and labor for the ... More


A Revisionist History

Phillip Brown

in The Death of Human Capital?: Its Failed Promise and How to Renew It in an Age of Disruption

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190644307
eISBN:
9780190644345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644307.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter reconsiders a number of the as if assumptions that shaped the orthodox theory and policy initiative developed around the world. It argues that these as if assumptions need to be rejected ... More


Learning Isn’t Earning

Phillip Brown

in The Death of Human Capital?: Its Failed Promise and How to Renew It in an Age of Disruption

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190644307
eISBN:
9780190644345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644307.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter offers a systematic review of the evidence used to support the key claims of orthodox theory. These include the body of literature showing that investment in education and skills has ... More


Skill Systems and the Role of the State

Francis Green

in Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199642854
eISBN:
9780191808661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199642854.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the potential role of government in the promotion of skilled work or the generation of skills within the context of different varieties of a capitalist economy. It begins with ... More


Gender Equality as Neoliberal Governmentality

Jemima Repo

in The Biopolitics of Gender

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190256913
eISBN:
9780190256937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256913.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the neoliberal biopolitics of gender equality policy in the European Union (EU), with specific attention to the deployment of gender equality as a solution to demographic ... More


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