Labour-Market, Jobless Growth and Lifelong Guidance


This article analyses the interactions between labour-market dynamics, education and lifelong-learning policies, by examining the principal changes in the economic system and in the strategic role of education in today’s knowledge society, in relation to critical global-scenario issues, like the labour market and the expansion of the jobless growth paradigm. In particular, a number of issues concerning the difficult situation the labour market within the countries of the European Mediterranean area faces will be addressed and a number of possible solutions, designed to overcome the employment crisis, involving a relaunch of strategic industrial, innovation, education, training and jobs policies, will be proposed. Finally, a possible pathway towards the determination of a new socially inclusive policy will also be presented.