ERIC Number: ED449315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Knowledge Work: The Rise of the Office Economy. Full Report.
Doyle, Leonie; Kurth, Brian; Kerr, Ella
The rise of the office economy and its impact on vocational education and training (VET) in Australia were examined by replicating the methodology used in Carnevale and Rose's U.S. study on the impact of the new office economy. Both studies took a functional approach to analyzing economic activities and the work force and focused primarily on workers in the middle of their careers. The following were among the Australian study's main conclusions: (1) office work dominates the Australian economy; (2) lower-skilled service jobs lead the Australian economy in terms of job growth, but are characterized by low earnings growth; (3) Australia's work force is polarizing as earnings for "elite" and "good" jobs continue to move further away from earnings for "less-skilled jobs"; (4) university and VET graduates alike are increasingly heading for the office sector; and (5) the office and hospital/classroom sectors represent good jobs in terms of higher average earnings and qualifications. (Fifty tables/figures are included. The following items are appended: a list of Carnevale and Rose categories; the U.S. decision rules adopted for creating five functions; descriptions of the relationships of industries and occupations to functions; tables summarizing "other" response levels; the eight-way occupational division; and additional data.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Development, Career Ladders, Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Definitions, Economic Change, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Emerging Occupations, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Income, Job Skills, Labor Market, Needs Assessment, Occupational Surveys, Office Occupations, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Promotion (Occupational), Research Methodology, Salary Wage Differentials, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Tables (Data), Technical Institutes, Trend Analysis, Universities, Vocational Education, Work Environment
For full text: http://www.anta.gov.au/pubs/reports/Knowledge_work_full.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United States