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Work and Pay in 20th Century Britain$
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Nicholas Crafts, Ian Gazeley, and Andrew Newell

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199212668

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212668.001.0001

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Education and the Labour Market

Education and the Labour Market

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(p.264) 11 Education and the Labour Market
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Work and Pay in 20th Century Britain
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Michael Sanderson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212668.003.0012

This chapter analyses matching education to the needs of the labour market. During the 20th century, the education system and labour force structure were reasonably well matched at various points. In 1950, 68% of children received education at a secondary modern school, 28% at grammar school, and only 4% at secondary technical schools. By 1985, only 0.06% of children were at technical schools as a result of a swing away from science and technology during the 1960s. After 1950, many writers point to a shortfall in vocational skills, industrial training, and apprenticeship. Yet during this period the economy was growing strongly.

Keywords:   Britain, education, labour market, science, vocational skills

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