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Reforms and cuts, the prelude of a reconversion of Spanish universities

Cuts and erosion of education are not something new in Spain, a country where public expenditure in higher education is only 1.1%. Regions finance more than 90% of education, and those in the hands of conservative parties have reduced education funding since 2009. The situation rapidly deteriorated during 2011, when 15 of the 17...

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The economic crisis and education: key issues

The current global economic crisis has its roots in the periodic crises that plague a capitalist, market system. This particular crisis is a product of recent history which promoted an extreme, laissez-faire version of capitalism, generally called neoliberalism or market fundamentalism. The elections of Ronald Reagan, Margaret T...

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L20 statement to the G20 summit

"We firmly believe that employment and social inclusion must be at the heart of our actions and policies to restore growth and confidence." G20 Cannes Summit Final Declaration, November 2011. G20 Leaders must make the implementation of their past commitments a crosscutting objective. They need to shift away from austerity towar...

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The youth unemployment crisis: is there a skills mismatch?

<p>Following the financial crisis of 2008, the global youth unemployment rate saw its largest annual increase on record. According to the ILO, the jobless rate amongst 15- to 24-year olds rose from 11.8 to 12.7 per cent between 2008 and 2009. This reversed the pre-crisis trend of declining youth unemployment rates since 2002.</p...

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