Auctioning the Future of Work

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder

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The 2008 financial crisis wiped trillions of dollars off the value of the world’s financial markets, but it did little to halt the explosion in college education. Families from all walks of life and governments of all political persuasions embrace the idea that investing in a college education offers students a route to middle-class prosperity. Difficult economic times in much of the world only reinforce the myth that education triggers economic growth and resolves problems of inequality.
Original languageEnglish
Article number16
Pages (from-to)16-25
Number of pages10
JournalPolicy World
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Education, Global Labur markets


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