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Lifelong learning and the wider European socioeconomic context

Edited by Sheila Riddell and Elisabet Weedon

in Lifelong learning in Europe

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9781447300137
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781447307709 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447300137.003.0002
Lifelong learning and the wider European socioeconomic context

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The aim of this chapter is to examine the relationship between lifelong learning systems and the wider socio-economic context in which they are located at national and European levels. It considers the growth of economic inequality across much of Europe, which has coincided with the emergence of the knowledge economy. In addition the relationship between national typologies of welfare and lifelong learning are explored, and it is argued that these are closely aligned.

Keywords: Inequality; Knowledge economy; Typologies of welfare; Typologies of lifelong learning

Chapter.  8994 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work

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