ERIC Number: EJ842871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Company Training in the United States 1970-2000: What Have Been the Trends over Time?
Stern, David; Song, Yingquan; O'Brien, Bridget
International Journal of Training and Development, v8 n3 p191-209 Sep 2004
This study uses data from surveys of U.S. employees to determine whether any trends are apparent in the proportion who say they receive some form of training at work. Discussions of economic change in the U.S. and elsewhere have frequently asserted that work has become more intellectually demanding. This implies that training in workplaces should have become more prevalent. However, the survey data do not reveal any overall trend in the prevalence of workplace training between 1970 and 2000. There did appear to be a rising trend for women, evidently reflecting women's increased representation in professional and managerial occupations. Throughout this period, more highly educated workers are more likely to say they receive training at work.
Descriptors: Economic Change, Employee Attitudes, Occupational Surveys, Trend Analysis, Work Experience Programs, Staff Development, Corporate Education, Industrial Training, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Opportunities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States