Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

4 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780199642854: Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Skills are frequently in the news and in the public eye in every country. Stories highlight concerns about education and literacy standards, grades, learning by rote, and university students being unprepared for work, as well as debates surrounding internships and apprenticeships, and social exclusion through skills policy. The recent financial crisis has forced education and training to take a back seat, and has caused an increase in youth unemployment. Skill and skilled work are widely considered important for promoting both prosperity and social justice. But how do we define skill?

Skills and Skilled Work brings together multiple perspectives--economics, sociology, management, psychology, and political science--to present an original framework for understanding skills, skilled work, and surrounding policies. Focussing on common themes across countries, it establishes the concept and measurement of skill, and investigates the role of employers, workers, and other social actors. It considers a variety of skill problems and how a social response from the government can be understood. Based on the findings of economics, management science, and theories of social determination, it develops a rationale for social intervention beyond market failure.

This book weighs up both the prospects and the limitations of what can be achieved for societies with a better emphasis on skills and skilled work, and it promotes the study of skill in modern economies as a distinct sub-field.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Francis Green is Professor of Work and Education Economics at Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES), Institute of Education. After graduating in Physics at Balliol College, Oxford University, he studied Economics at the London School of Economics, before writing his PhD thesis at Birkbeck College. He has taught economics at the universities of Kingston, Massachusetts, Leicester, Leeds, and Kent. His research focuses on skills, training, work quality, and industrial relations issues. He has published more than a hundred articles and nine books, including his most recent book 'Demanding Work. The Paradox of Job Quality in the Affluent Economy', (Princeton University Press, 2006). He regularly provides consultancy advice and reports for UK government departments and a range of international organisations, including the OECD, World Bank, and the European Commission.

Review:


"The book is ground-breaking and a valuable guide to the multifaceted and elusive concept of skill." -- Economic Record


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Green, Francis
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199642850 ISBN 13: 9780199642854
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Book Outpost
(Blawnox, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0199642850 Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # Z0199642850ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Francis Green
Published by Oxford University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199642850 ISBN 13: 9780199642854
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0199642850

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Francis Green
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199642850 ISBN 13: 9780199642854
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Skills are frequently in the news and in the public eye in every country. Stories highlight concerns about education and literacy standards, grades, learning by rote, and university students being unprepared for work, as well as debates surrounding internships and apprenticeships, and social exclusion through skills policy. The recent financial crisis has forced education and training to take a back seat, and has caused an increase in youth unemployment. Skill and skilled work are widely considered important for promoting both prosperity and social justice. But how do we define skill? Skills and Skilled Work brings together multiple perspectives- economics, sociology, management, psychology, and political science- to present an original framework for understanding skills, skilled work, and surrounding policies. Focussing on common themes across countries, it establishes the concept and measurement of skill, and investigates the role of employers, workers, and other social actors. It considers a variety of skill problems and how a social response from the government can be understood. Based on the findings of economics, management science, and theories of social determination, it develops a rationale for social intervention beyond market failure. This book weighs up both the prospects and the limitations of what can be achieved for societies with a better emphasis on skills and skilled work, and it promotes the study of skill in modern economies as a distinct sub-field. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780199642854

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Francis Green
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199642850 ISBN 13: 9780199642854
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Skills are frequently in the news and in the public eye in every country. Stories highlight concerns about education and literacy standards, grades, learning by rote, and university students being unprepared for work, as well as debates surrounding internships and apprenticeships, and social exclusion through skills policy. The recent financial crisis has forced education and training to take a back seat, and has caused an increase in youth unemployment. Skill and skilled work are widely considered important for promoting both prosperity and social justice. But how do we define skill? Skills and Skilled Work brings together multiple perspectives- economics, sociology, management, psychology, and political science- to present an original framework for understanding skills, skilled work, and surrounding policies. Focussing on common themes across countries, it establishes the concept and measurement of skill, and investigates the role of employers, workers, and other social actors. It considers a variety of skill problems and how a social response from the government can be understood. Based on the findings of economics, management science, and theories of social determination, it develops a rationale for social intervention beyond market failure. This book weighs up both the prospects and the limitations of what can be achieved for societies with a better emphasis on skills and skilled work, and it promotes the study of skill in modern economies as a distinct sub-field. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780199642854

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Francis Green
Published by OUP Oxford 2013-06-06 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199642850 ISBN 13: 9780199642854
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford 2013-06-06, 2013. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-OUP-00100687

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Green, Francis
Published by Oxford University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199642850 ISBN 13: 9780199642854
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110199642850

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Green, Francis
Published by Oxford University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199642850 ISBN 13: 9780199642854
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2013. Book Condition: New. 2013. 1st Edition. Hardcover. This multidisciplinary book develops an original framework for understanding skills, skilled work, and surrounding policies. It establishes the concept and measurement of skill, sets out a theoretical framework for skills analyses, and investigates the roles of employers, workers, and other social actors. Num Pages: 240 pages, 13 Figures, 9 Tables. BIC Classification: JHBL; KCF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 240 x 162 x 19. Weight in Grams: 506. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780199642854

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Green, Francis
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199642850 ISBN 13: 9780199642854
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Book Condition: New. 2013. 1st Edition. Hardcover. This multidisciplinary book develops an original framework for understanding skills, skilled work, and surrounding policies. It establishes the concept and measurement of skill, sets out a theoretical framework for skills analyses, and investigates the roles of employers, workers, and other social actors. Num Pages: 240 pages, 13 Figures, 9 Tables. BIC Classification: JHBL; KCF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 240 x 162 x 19. Weight in Grams: 506. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780199642854

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Green, Francis
ISBN 10: 0199642850 ISBN 13: 9780199642854
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VU-9780199642854

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Francis Green
Published by OUP Oxford
ISBN 10: 0199642850 ISBN 13: 9780199642854
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780199642854

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book