ERIC Number: ED409463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Workforce 2020: Work and Workers in the 21st Century.
Judy, Richard W.; D'Amico, Carol
The sequel to "Workforce 2000," this book lays out the general contours of the employment landscape depicting the many roads to "Workforce 2020" and offers the best ideas about what lies ahead and what workers should do to prepare for the journey. Chapter 1 examines the forces shaping the U.S. economy: rapid technological change; further global integration of the economy; rapid economic growth in certain developing nations; deregulation and liberalization, both nationally and globally; and demographic change. Chapter 2 discusses the following: how and why the nature of work is changing; the growing irrelevance of gender in the workplace; the extent to which job security is decreasing; the increase in temporary employment; the shift away from work in traditional offices made possible by "telecommuting" alterations in earning patterns; and emerging changes in occupational structure. Chapter 3 focuses on change in the composition of the work force. It examines the growth and aging of the total population; the resultant growth and aging of the work force; and the gradual ethnic diversification of both population and work force. Chapter 4 provides a list of what not to do, general recommendations to building a prosperous and dynamic Workforce 2020. Notes and an index are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Change, Competition, Economic Development, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, International Relations, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Technological Advancement
Hudson Institute, Herman Kahn Center, P.O. Box 26-919, Indianapolis, IN 46226; telephone: 1-800-HUDSON-0.
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudson Inst., Indianapolis, IN.
Note: For "Workforce 2000," see ED 290 887.