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The Education-Jobs Gap

Underemployment or Economic Democracy

by D. W. Livingstone

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list price: $70.00
also available: Paperback
published: 2009

What are the correlations between the education that employees bring to their jobs, the education that is required to do those jobs, and the skills that employees acquire while working on the job?

In Education and Jobs, D.W. Livingstone and contributors explore these questions. Written as a sequel to the highly acclaimed The Education-Jobs Gap: Underemployment or Economic Democracy, the work builds on earlier research, and presents brand new case studies of professional, service, industrial, and differently-abled employees, including high school teachers, clerical workers, autoworkers, and computer programmers. Throughout, the book reveals an increasingly overqualified non-managerial Canadian labour force and demonstrates that most workers deal with gaps or mismatches in formal terms by continually learning and reshaping their jobs.

Education and Jobs presents a unique blend of qualitative and quantitative analysis, and offers a comprehensive, long-overdue approach to re-examining the relationship between educational training and workforce skills.

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D. W. Livingstone

D.W. Livingstone is Canada Research Chair in Lifelong Learning and Work at the University of Toronto, Head of the Centre for the Study of Education and Work at OISE/UT, and Director of the SSHRC national research network on "The Changing Nature of Work and Lifelong Learning."

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