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The Trap

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder and David Ashton

in The Global Auction

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199731688
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199944125 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0024
The Trap

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This chapter looks at the concept of the opportunity trap. It shows that opportunity has previously bonded the individual to society, but is now a source of intense social conflict. The chapter also determines the breaking of the meritocratic link among rewards, education, and jobs that cannot be solved by further investments in human capital.

Keywords: opportunity; opportunity trap; social conflict; meritocratic link; human capital; investments

Chapter.  6126 words. 

Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work

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