A future of good jobs?: America's challenge in the global economy

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W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2008 - Business & Economics - 327 pages
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In this book, which was the outgrowth of a conference sponsored by the Upjohn Institute in Washington,D.C., in June 2007, leading policy analysts frame the major challenges facing U.S. labor policy: Improving the skills of American workers so that they can better compete in a global economy; Addressing the crisis in our system of employer-sponsored health insurance; Minimizing the effects of dislocation due to immigration and trade; Removing barriers to employment for older workers; Improving the quality of jobs for low-wage workers without harming the competitiveness of American companies; Addressing the serious employment barriers of the disadvantaged. Each chapter in this volume tackles one of these policy challenges, identifying the key problems,evaluating the effectiveness of current policy approaches, and offering innovative, forward-thinking, but pragmatic alternative policies. Collectively, the chapters in this volume offer a clear road map for future labor market policy.

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Are Skills the Problem? Reforming the Education and Training
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Revising Employers Role in Sponsoring and Financing Health
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Implications for the U S Labor Market
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