Working in the 21st Century: Policies for Economic Growth Through Training, Opportunity and Education

Working in the 21st Century: Policies for Economic Growth Through Training, Opportunity and Education

by David I. Levine
     
 

"More and better jobs" is the underlying theme of this insightful new book. David Levine analyzes the current labor market in the U.S. and concludes that social policy must change to cope with the realities of the new economy. Although market forces are now moving U.S. enterprise toward high-skill and flexible workplaces, there is a shortage of workers with

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"More and better jobs" is the underlying theme of this insightful new book. David Levine analyzes the current labor market in the U.S. and concludes that social policy must change to cope with the realities of the new economy. Although market forces are now moving U.S. enterprise toward high-skill and flexible workplaces, there is a shortage of workers with adequate skills in problem solving and teamwork. To combat this problem, the author presents an ambitious agenda of lifelong learning that will enable American workers to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the new economic realities. Levine's analysis recommends specific government policies to encourage early childhood education, to improve schools, to help parents finance college, and to help students make the transition from school to work. He also discusses policies that will improve the regulation of workplaces. The book concludes with policy recommendations for individuals changing jobs, as well as for the unemployed, the disabled, and the poor.

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Booknews
Levine's recent stint serving as a senior economist at the Department of Labor and at the Council of Economic Advisers has provided new windows into his dusty aerie at Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Using this expanded view of America's labor scene, he shows how less rigid workplaces and educational practices, and reworked government regulations and programs can result in higher productivity, a skilled workforce, and fewer social ills. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780765603036
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/30/1998
Series:
Issues in Work and Human Resources Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
264
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)

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