The Education-Jobs Gap: Underemployment Or Economic Democracy?, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Education-Jobs Gap

Underemployment Or Economic Democracy?, 1st Edition

By D W Livingstone


359 pages

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According to Ivar Berg's performance criteria, over half of the U.S. workforce is now underemployed. Using analysis based on U.S. and Canadian surveys of work and learning experiences and other documental data, author David Livingstone exposes the myth of the "learning enterprise" and argues that the major problem in education-work relations is not education but the mismatch between work and worker.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- The Knowledge Society: Pyramids and Icebergs of Learning -- The Many Faces of Underemployment -- Voices from the Gap: Underemployment and Lifelong Learning -- Debunking the "Knowledge Economy": The Limits of Human Capital Theory -- Explaining the Gap: Conflicts Over Knowledge and Work -- Bridging the Gap: Prospects for Work Reorganization in Advanced Capitalism

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General