The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries
High priority is now given to training and education in all industrial countries to meet the demands of the 'new knowledge economy'. This book analyses the policies and provision of vocational education in advanced industrial countries (UK, USA, Japan, Sweden, etc.) against the backdrop of changing labour markets. In doing so it challenges widely held assumptions about skills and employment growth, and explores the roles that government and the private sector could play in developing advanced skills policies and initiatives.