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Productivity and Building Human Capital for the "Bottom Third"

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  • Andrew Jackson
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    This 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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    Article provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its journal International Productivity Monitor.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2005)
    Issue (Month): (Fall)
    Pages: 7-13

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    Handle: RePEc:sls:ipmsls:v:11:y:2005:2

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    Keywords: Labour Productivity; Productivity; Productivity Growth; Employment Insurance; Equity; Training;

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    1. Ronald Schettkat, 2002. "Regulation in the Dutch and German Economies at the Root of Unemployment?," SCEPA working paper series. SCEPA's main areas of research are macroeconomic policy, inequality and poverty, and globalization. 2002-05, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), The New School.
    2. Johnson, Anick & Morissette, Rene, 2005. "Are Good Jobs Disappearing in Canada?," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2005239e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
    3. Serge Coulombe & Jean-François Tremblay, 2004. "Literacy, Human Capital and Growth," Working Papers 0407E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
    4. Kapsalis, Constantine, 1997. "Employee Training: An International Perspective," MPRA Paper 25754, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Rene Morissette & Anick Johnson, 2005. "Are good jobs disappearing in Canada?," Economic Policy Review, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, issue Aug, pages 23-56.
    6. Picot, Garnett & Morissette, Rene, 2005. "Low-paid Work and Economically Vulnerable Families over the Last Two Decades," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2005248e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
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    1. Andrew Sharpe, 2006. "Lessons for Canada from International Productivity Experience," CSLS Research Reports 2006-02, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.

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