Education and Jobs: The Great Training Robbery

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Beacon Press, 1971 - Education - 200 pages
In this famous study, selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the most important social science books of 1971, the author argues that the familiar correlation between educational training and job performance is a myth and that the upgrading of the supply of labor is meaningless unless we reconsider the nature of the demand. A lengthy new introduction by the author extends his critique into the 1990s. Originally published by Praeger in 1970.

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Contents

Education in Economic Perspective
19
Achievement
38
Demographic and Managerial
61
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Ivar Berg, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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