ERIC Number: ED337193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce 2000. Executive Summary. White House Conference on Library and Information Services.
White House Conference on Library and Information Services.
This glimpse of America's economic situation in the year 2000 predicts that four key trends will shape the last years of the twentieth century: (1) the American economy should grow at a relatively healthy pace; (2) U.S. manufacturing will be a much smaller share of the economy in the year 2000; (3) the workforce will grow slowly, becoming older, more female, and more disadvantaged; and (4) the new jobs in service industries will demand much higher skill levels. These trends in the emerging economy suggest six policy challenges that will deserve the greatest attention of American twenty-first century policymakers: (1) stimulating balanced world growth; (2) accelerating productivity increases in service industries; (3) maintaining the dynamism of an aging workforce; (4) reconciling the conflicting demands and needs of women, work, and families; (5) integrating black and hispanic workers fully into the economy; and improving the educational preparation of all workers. (2 tables/2 charts) (MAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Library and Information Services.
Identifiers: White House Conference Library Info Services
Note: Paper prepared for the White House Conference on Library and Information Services (Washington, DC, July 9-13, 1991). For additional conference-related materials, see IR 053 790-804.