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ERIC Number: EJ1068094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1740-2743
Profitability of Qualified-Labour-Power Production
Baldino, Roberto Ribeiro; Cabral, Tânia Cristina Baptista
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v13 n1 p67-82 Jun 2015
In Baldino and Cabral (2013) we introduced the concept of qualified labour-power as the commodity produced by the school system. In the present article we outline a quantitative model to evaluate the profit rate of educational programmes. We compare a medical school programme with a teacher education programme at a public university in Brazil, from the point of view of profitability to the wealth of the nation's labour market and to the individual student. We argue that qualified labour-power is capital and that its owner participates in production in the condition of fixed capital. The general movement of the text points to the commodification of human beings through schooling. [See the referenced article: "The Productivity of Students' Schoolwork: An Exercise in Marxist Rigour" at EJ1033316.]
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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