Social inclusion and collective skill formation systems: Policy and politics

Niccolo Durazzi*, Leonard Geyer

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

This thematic review essay focuses on the relationship between social inclusion and collective skill formation systems. It briefly surveys foundational literature in comparative political economy and comparative social policy that documented and explained the traditionally socially inclusive nature of these systems. It reviews how the literature conceptualised the current challenges faced by collective skill formation systems in upholding their inclusive nature in the context of the transition to post-industrial societies. It then discusses in detail a recent strand of literature that investigates the policy responses that have been deployed across countries to deal with these challenges. It concludes by providing heuristics that may be useful for researchers who seek to advance the study of the policy and politics of social inclusion in collective skill formation systems.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of European Social Policy
Early online date12 Aug 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Aug 2021

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • social inclusion
  • vocational training
  • skill formation
  • knowledge economy
  • social investment


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