Building Skills for Black Workers: Preparing for the Future Labor Market

Building Skills for Black Workers: Preparing for the Future Labor Market

by Cecilia A. Conrad
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761827781

ISBN-13: 9780761827788

Pub. Date: 04/19/2004

Publisher: UPA

Building Skills for Black Workers assesses the current gap in education and training between African American and white workers, and explores possible remedies. This multi-author volume begins with an examination of the elementary and secondary education system (K-12) and concludes with an analysis of public and private worker training programs, addressing three

Overview

Building Skills for Black Workers assesses the current gap in education and training between African American and white workers, and explores possible remedies. This multi-author volume begins with an examination of the elementary and secondary education system (K-12) and concludes with an analysis of public and private worker training programs, addressing three broad questions: How do workers acquire the skills needed for upward mobility and career advancement? What is the current gap in education and training between black and white workers? And what strategies would reduce the gaps and improve the labor market outcomes for these workers?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761827788
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
04/19/2004
Series:
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesiv
Forewordix
Chapter 1.Introduction and Overview1
Figures and Tables9
Notes14
Chapter 2.The Effect of Class Size and School Vouchers on Minority Achievement15
Figures and Tables33
Notes45
Chapter 3.The Digital Divide in Educating Black Students and Workers51
Tables65
Notes75
Chapter 4.Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Impact of Job Training on Wages77
Tables89
Notes102
Chapter 5.Do Black Workers Lack Soft Skills?105
Notes122
Chapter 6.The Role of Public Policy in the Skills Development of Black Workers in the 21st Century127
Notes147
Bibliography149
About the Authors163

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