ERIC Number: ED296445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
The Political Economy of Schooling. ESA845, The Economy of Schooling.
This volume, part of a series of mongraphs that explore the relationship between the economy and schooling, analyzes the economic influences contributing to current pressures for changes in secondary schooling in Australian society with particular attention to the long-term structural collapse of the full-time teenage labor market. After a brief introduction, the paper addresses current dislocations in the transition from student to employee that have resulted in widespread teenage unemployment. The full-time and part-time teenage labor markets are analyzed in detail, along with trends in unemployment and nonparticipation, and the government's response to the youth unemployment crisis. The latter part of the paper addresses the need for fundamental reform in secondary schooling to accommodate these structural changes in the economy. Five readings by separate authors follow: (1) "Where Are We Now in the Economics of Education?" by M. Blaug; (2) "Major Theories of the Labor Market and Women's Place Within It," by C. O'Donnell; (3) "The Incompatibilities of the Welfare State," by G. Esping-Andersen; (4) "The Participation and Equity Program: One Year On," by D. Pettit; and (5) "Traineeships for Youth," a report of the Committee of Inquiry into Labor Market Programs. An annotated bibliography is included. (TE)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Education Work Relationship, Educational Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Labor Market, Marxian Analysis, Politics of Education, Social Stratification, Structural Unemployment
Publication Sales, Deakin University Press, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria 3217, Australia (Stock No. ESA845M06; $14.50 Australian; quantity and educational discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Deakin Univ., Victoria (Australia).
Note: For related document, see EA 020 090.