Education: the Promise of Reform and the Growth of Credentialism

  • Richard Breen
  • Damian F. Hannan
  • David B. Rottman
  • Christopher T. Whelan

Abstract

Two related concerns — equality of educational opportunity and the link between education and the labour demands of a modern capitalist economy — lay at the root of many of the major changes brought about in public education by Western governments during the post-war period. These changes have led to a rapid expansion of both the provision and the utilisation of public education, with a concomitant growth in educational expenditure.1

Keywords

Migration Europe Income OECD 

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© Richard Breen, Damian F. Hannan, David B. Rottman, Christopher T. Whelan 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Breen
    • 1
  • Damian F. Hannan
    • 1
  • David B. Rottman
    • 2
  • Christopher T. Whelan
    • 1
  1. 1.The Economic and Social Research InstituteDublinIreland
  2. 2.National Center for State CourtsWilliamsburgUSA

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