ERIC Number: EJ620399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Skills Training and Manufacturing Innovations Are Key To Raising Rural Workers' Wages.
Olmsted, Jennifer C.; Cook, Peggy
Rural Conditions and Trends, v11 n2 p56-61 Dec 2000
Wages rise with new technology and work organization practices, but so does the need for higher skill levels, particularly in computer use, interpersonal competence, and problem solving. Low-wage workers, who are concentrated in rural areas, are less likely to receive training. Encouraging training and skills enhancement among more vulnerable low-wage workers may enhance their future earning capabilities. (Author/TD)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Industrial Training, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Low Income Groups, On the Job Training, Rural Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Technological Literacy, Unskilled Workers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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