Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social AnalysisDe (autor) Francis Green
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 06 Jun 2013
Green admirably brings together a lot of strands of scholarship on skills in a multidisciplinary fashion that moves beyond zero-sum arguments for one approach. In doing so, he both elevates the topic of skills to its rightful prominence and provides the groundwork for sharper and more informed debates over skills policy in the future.
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 onskills, 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 adviceand reports for UK government departments and a range of international organisations, including the OECD, World Bank, and the European Commission.