The Opportunity Trap: Education and Employment in a Global Economy

  title={The Opportunity Trap: Education and Employment in a Global Economy},
  author={Phillip Brown},
  journal={European Educational Research Journal},
  pages={141 - 179}
  • P. Brown
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Economics
  • European Educational Research Journal
This article is based on the Keynote Address to ECER, Lisbon, Portugal, 11–14 September 2002. The opportunity to make a better life is enshrined in democratic societies. In recent decades the growth in personal freedom and the rhetoric of the knowledge economy have led many to believe that we have more opportunities than ever before. We are told that the trade-off between efficiency and justice no longer holds in a global knowledge-driven economy, as the opportunity to exploit the talents of… 
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