ERIC Number: ED317664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Investing in People: A Strategy to Address America's Workforce Crisis. Background Papers. Vols. I-II.
Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency.
The 49 papers in these two volumes were prepared to assist the Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency in making recommendations for improving the U.S. work force. The papers summarize existing research and make recommendations on subjects reflecting seven Commission tasks: (1) examine the roles and effectiveness of privately and publicly provided job training and education; (2) determine the best mechanisms to keep education and training providers informed of changing skill needs; (3) consider the problem of financing private investments in human capital and the best ways to access financial capital markets; (4) assess the appropriate roles of employers, unions, and government in retraining and relocating dislocated workers; (5) examine ways in which private and public job placement agencies can enhance the efficiency of the changing labor market; (6) assess the need for greater flexibility in employment policies to facilitate work force entry; and (7) evaluate effects on productivity of such alternatives as innovative pay and benefit structures, employment security provisions, and worker involvement. Representative topics include new technology in the workplace; black male youth employment; unemployment insurance; labor force participation of older workers, young men, the economically disadvantaged, dual-earner couples, single parents, and women; family-work issues; and part-time and temporary work. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Compensation (Remuneration), Efficiency, Employed Women, Employment Practices, Employment Services, Financial Support, Fringe Benefits, Human Capital, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Personnel Policy, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Productivity, Public Policy, Public Sector, Retraining, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Unemployment, Youth Employment
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency.
Note: For individual papers, see CE 054 081-129. For a related report, see ED 307 506.