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Trabajo y sociedad

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SALVIA, Sebastián P.  and  INIGO, Luisa. Accumulation and capital-labour relation: Deficient labour force reproduction (Western Quilmes, 2001). Trab. soc. [online]. 2011, n.17, pp.95-104. ISSN 1514-6871.

From mid 1970s and late 1990s, Argentina has undergone deep economic change, which can be described as a change in labour-capital relations of force. These changes boosted the development of the contradiction between working class productive abilities and the limitations to their realization implied by capital accumulation process. This article aims at describing the situation of the labour force in Greater Buenos Aires; more specifically, in six neighbourhoods in Western Quilmes. On the basis of primary and secondary statistical sources, the research has dealt with the reproduction of productive attributes among working-class inhabitants of these neighbourhoods, in comparison to the corresponding population in the whole Greater Buenos Aires. The main focus has been set on the existence of knowledge and abilities previously acquired by workers but that they did not actually use in their jobs. For this purpose, we describe the relation between work qualification and formal education among those who had at least completed secondary school.

Keywords : Labour force; Reproduction; Accumulation; Qualification; Education.

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