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ERIC Number: ED539517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
Good Workers for Good Jobs: Improving Education and Workforce Systems in the US. National Poverty Center Working Paper Series #12-20
Holzer, Harry J.
National Poverty Center, University of Michigan
Stagnant earnings and growing inequality in the US labor market reflect both a slowdown in the growth of worker skills and the growing matching of good-paying jobs to skilled workers. Improving the ties between colleges, workforce institutions, and employers would help more workers gain the needed skills. Evaluation evidence shows that training programs linked to employers and good-paying jobs are often cost-effective. Helping more states develop such programs and systems would help raise worker earnings and reduce inequality. (Contains 1 table and 41 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Poverty Center
Identifiers - Location: United States