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The Political Economy of Training in Canada

  • McBridge, S.
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    This paper depicts the rise of Canadian efforts to construct an active labour market policy which would be supportive of high and stable levels of employment, and the subsequent fall of such efforts. Despite the apparent chaos of Canadian labour market policy and the alphabet soup of training programmes over the years, training policy in Canada can be viewed as theoretically informed and structured. Trends in labour market policy are related to the economic paradigm informing macro-economic policy at a particular period (currently neo-liberalism, previously Keynesianism), the paradigm itself being associated with institutional preferences regarding the federal-provincial division of powers (centralised under Keynesianism, decentralised under neo-liberalism). Policy trends are also partly the product of the main theoretical approach within the labour market policy area itself (currently human capital theory).

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    Paper provided by Training Matters and the Centre for Research on Work and Society. in its series Training Matters: Working Paper Series with number 98-07.

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    Length: 31 pages
    Date of creation: 1998
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:crwswp:98-07
    Contact details of provider: Postal: Training Matters and the Centre for Research on Work and Society. 276 York Lanes, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario, M31 1P3 Canada.

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