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Is digital upskilling the next generation our ‘pipeline to prosperity’?

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The British government is claiming digital skills will deliver economic growth to the country and social mobility to young people: its ministers call it ‘a pipeline to prosperity’. While declaring this pipeline, the government assumes the needs of the economy and young people’s needs are (or should be) synchronised. We challenge this assumption and the policy it sustains with data from questionnaires, workshops and interviews with 50 young people from communities in South Wales (including a f...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1461444818783102

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
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Author
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0000-0002-2074-5486
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European Commission
Grant:
645238
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
New Media and Society More from this journal
Volume:
20
Issue:
11
Pages:
3961-3979
Publication date:
2018-07-02
Acceptance date:
2018-04-04
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EISSN:
1461-7315
ISSN:
1461-4448
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pubs:859216
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uuid:d13c8244-39ae-4a4d-af7e-05474dd17b4c
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pubs:859216
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859216
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2018-07-13

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