Marius Busemeyer: Skills and Inequality - The political economy of education reforms in Western welfare states
Internation Seminar

Thursday, 16 January 2013, 12:30-14:00
Seminar Room at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, 1090 Vienna

Contact: Pieter Vanhuysse

Speaker: Professor Marius Busemeyer (University of Konstanz)

Highlights of the Seminar
Education and training systems in Western Europe were relatively similar in the postwar period, but started to develop along very different paths in the subsequent phase of educational expansion, leading to the development of disctint worlds of skill formation that are similar to the well-known worlds of welfare capitalism. Crucial dimensions of variation are the role of vocational education and training (VET) relative to higher education, as well as the division of labor between public and private sources in education funding. The first part of the presentation explains the emergence of these development paths by highlighting the role of partisan politics in interaction with different institutional contexts. The second part discusses how educational institutions affect contemporary patterns of social inequality and popular attitudes towards education policy and the welfare state.

International seminar series:
The seminar is a part of the series of International Seminars that are organised by the European Centre. More information about our other International Seminars

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