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Building Skills for Black Workers : Preparing for the Future Labor Market - Cecilia A. Conrad

Building Skills for Black Workers

Preparing for the Future Labor Market

By: Cecilia A. Conrad, Timothy J. Bartik (Contribution by), Kevin M. Hollenbeck (Contribution by), Alan B. Krueger (Contribution by), William M. Rodgers (Contribution by)

Hardcover Published: 19th April 2004
ISBN: 9780761827788
Number Of Pages: 176

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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?

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The essays are accessible and provide a fine start for those who want to know or research why black workers have not done as well as whites and what might be done to bring them closer to parity. Summing Up: RECOMMENDED. General readers; lower-division undergraduate through professional audiences. -- H. Kasper, Oberlin College * CHOICE *

List of Figures and Tablesp. iv
Forewordp. ix
Introduction and Overviewp. 1
Figures and Tablesp. 9
Notesp. 14
The Effect of Class Size and School Vouchers on Minority Achievementp. 15
Figures and Tablesp. 33
Notesp. 45
The Digital Divide in Educating Black Students and Workersp. 51
Tablesp. 65
Notesp. 75
Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Impact of Job Training on Wagesp. 77
Tablesp. 89
Notesp. 102
Do Black Workers Lack Soft Skills?p. 105
Notesp. 122
The Role of Public Policy in the Skills Development of Black Workers in the 21st Centuryp. 127
Notesp. 147
Bibliographyp. 149
About the Authorsp. 163
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ISBN: 9780761827788
ISBN-10: 0761827781
Series: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 19th April 2004
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.43