Training a Skilled Workforce

Training a Skilled Workforce

Over the last fifteen years American corporations have remained as competitive as ever. Their share of global exports has not significantly changed from what it was during the Carter years. The same cannot, however, be said of the competitiveness of the American work force. Today one out of five American eighteen-year-olds is functionally illiterate, and the real wages of nonsupervisory workers(about two-thirds of all wage earners) have plummeted 12 percent, putting them back where they were in the late 1950s after we adjust for inflation.

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Wurgraft | University of California Press Lima