Skills, Stakes, and Clout: Early Human Capital Foundations for European Welfare Futures

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Resumé

I ask why and how early human capital investment may boost the future foundations of European welfare states. Regarding the material circumstances of young adults and very young children, and educational outcomes such as PISA results in mathematics, reading, writing and problem solving, the years since the 2008-2009 crisis have seen the emergence of a new ‘North-East to core’ good gradient in Europe from Finland over Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia to France. Outside of this gradient, the new periphery now includes the UK and Ireland, all of Southern Europe, and Eastern but no longer Central Europe. Reviewing decade-long evidence on subsidized, high-quality early childhood education pilot programs, I argue that such programs are a tested tool for marrying economic efficiency with social justice (equality of opportunity). I conclude by reflecting on which human skills are likely to be valued in the Second Machine Age. And I recommend policies, including new schemes to compensate for the way in which Europe's existing core-periphery divide is being (self-)perpetuated through periphery-to-core brain drain of highly skilled young Europeans.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe Future of Welfare in a Global Europe
RedaktørerBernd Marin
ForlagAshgate
Publikationsdato2015
Sider267-296
Kapitel7
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4724-6308-1
StatusUdgivet - 2015

Fingeraftryk

human capital
welfare
brain drain
Southern Europe
economic efficiency
capital investment
Slovenia
Czech Republic
Central Europe
welfare state
social justice
Finland
Poland
young adult
Ireland
equality
childhood
France
mathematics
evidence

Citer dette

Vanhuysse, P. (2015). Skills, Stakes, and Clout: Early Human Capital Foundations for European Welfare Futures. I B. Marin (red.), The Future of Welfare in a Global Europe (s. 267-296). Ashgate.
Vanhuysse, Pieter. / Skills, Stakes, and Clout : Early Human Capital Foundations for European Welfare Futures. The Future of Welfare in a Global Europe. red. / Bernd Marin. Ashgate, 2015. s. 267-296
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The Future of Welfare in a Global Europe. red. / Bernd Marin. Ashgate, 2015. s. 267-296.

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