What jobs require: literacy, education, and training, 1940-2006

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Author: Barton, Paul E.

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Educational Testing Service. Policy Information Center (U.S.) (PIC)


This report aims to generalise the literacy, education, and training requirements of the US workforce, as well as to project these requirements into the near future. It assembles the available information on past and future trends in employment and on the educational requirements of jobs in the US during the post-World War II period. Data is drawn from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Census, and the National Adult Literacy Study (NALS). The first section of this report explains what is known from NALS 1992. Also drawing on BLS/Census data, it describes employment trends in 1986...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Labour market; Outcomes; Statistics; Employment; Research; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Trend; Data analysis; Job requirements; Measurement; Education; Training; History

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Princeton, New Jersey: Educational Testing Service, 2000

Physical description: 60 p.

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Statement of responsibility: [Paul Barton]

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 86.292

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