ERIC Number: ED553238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
Good Workers for Good Jobs: Improving Education and Workforce Systems in the US. Discussion Paper No. 1404-13
Holzer, Harry J.
Institute for Research on Poverty
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.
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Labor Force Development, Education Work Relationship, Skilled Workers, Skilled Occupations, Job Analysis, Skill Development, Alignment (Education), School Business Relationship, Cooperative Education, Evidence, Employment Practices, Employment Statistics, Labor Market, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Job Training, Educational Needs, Partnerships in Education, College Role, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty