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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/2751

Title: Hidden dimensions of work and learning: the significance of unpaid work and informal learning in global capitalism. WALL working paper
Authors: Livingstone, David W.
Keywords: informal education/training
workplace training
commodification
unpaid work
informal learning
underemployment
economic alternatives
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Education and Work, OISE/UT
Series/Report no.: WALL Working Paper;3
Abstract: Over the past two centuries capitalist social relations and their underlying dynamics have become increasingly pervasive in the spaces of human life, and in particular in the relationships between employment and organized forms of education. The massive scope of this commodification has tended to obscure the enduring significance of other aspects of social practice, especially unpaid work and informal learning and their interrelations with education, employment and each other. These hidden dimensions continue to constitute large parts of our social lives and represent very substantial resources for progressive change in established forms of paid work and formal education. This paper develops this argument and provides some supportive evidence from a Canadian national survey on learning and work (see www.nall.ca) (Author's abstract)
URI: http://www1.oise.utoronto.ca/research/wall/resources/wallwp03.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/1807/2751
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