Productivity and Building Human Capital for the "Bottom Third"
AbstractThis paper argues that a focus on the human capital needs of the bottom third of the workforce is the most effective way to boost productivity, while at the same time creating a more equitable labour market. Given the unmet demand for adult learning on the part of the disadvantaged, he proposes a scheme for paid training leave funded through Employment Insurance.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its journal International Productivity Monitor.
Volume (Year): 11 (2005)
Issue (Month): (Fall)
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- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
- O51 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - U.S.; Canada
- O57 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
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