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Estudios y trabajo de los españoles en la crisis de empleo/Education and Work in Spain Amidst the Employment Crisis



    () (epartamento de Sociología II (Estructura Social) y Centro de Estructuras Sociales Comparadas, UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACIÓN A DISTANCIA, ESPAÑA.)


Este artículo analiza cómo los varones españoles, a pesar del sustancial incremento de su formación, tienen tasas de ocupación semejantes en las tres graves crisis de empleo desde el establecimiento de la democracia. Esto parece contradictorio con la expectativa de una mayor y mejor participación laboral pareja con la elevación de la formación. El análisis cuestiona la habitual recomendación de incrementar la formación como respuesta para los problemas de ocupación, en especial de los menos cualificados. This article analyses how male employment have behaved so closely in the three last economic and employment crises, although there has been a very relevant increase in the average education level by birth cohort. This is a contradiction respect to the expectation of higher levels of employment and job quality with higher educational levels. The reasoning leads to deep concerns about the role of training and education solving jobless problems of workers, especially for those low-skilled.

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  • Garrido Medina, Luis, 2012. "Estudios y trabajo de los españoles en la crisis de empleo/Education and Work in Spain Amidst the Employment Crisis," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 30, pages 29-58, Abril.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:30_1_10

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    Formación; cualificación; sistema educativo; pérdidas de empleo ; Training; Qualification; Educational System; Lost Jobs.;

    JEL classification:

    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts


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