1st Edition

The Education-Jobs Gap
Underemployment Or Economic Democracy?

ISBN 9780813366296
Published April 6, 1999 by Routledge
359 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

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

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