The economic crisis and education: key issues

The current global economic crisis has its roots in the periodic crises that plague a capitalist, market system. This particular crisis is a product of recent history which promoted an extreme, laissez-faire version of capitalism, generally called neoliberalism or market fundamentalism. The elections of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Helmut Kohl signaled a political turning point. All of a sudden, starting in the 1980s, the legitimacy of government was called into question, government budgets were cut, business w...

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L20 statement to the G20 summit

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"We firmly believe that employment and social inclusion must be at the heart of our actions and policies to restore growth and confidence." G20 Cannes Summit Final Declaration, November 2011. G20 Leaders must make the implementation of their past commitments a crosscutting objec...

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The youth unemployment crisis: is there a skills mismatch?

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<p>Following the financial crisis of 2008, the global youth unemployment rate saw its largest annual increase on record. According to the ILO, the jobless rate amongst 15- to 24-year olds rose from 11.8 to 12.7 per cent between 2008 and 2009. This reversed the pre-crisis trend of...

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