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Workplace Education for Low-Wage Workers


  • Amanda L. Ahlstrand

    (U.S. Department of Labor)

  • Laurie J. Bassi

    (Human Capital Capability, Inc.)

  • Daniel P. McMurrer

    (Knowledge Asset Management, Inc.)


Ahlstrand, Bassi, and McMurrer's study addresses five key research questions, including: 1) how much training is provided to lower-wage workers; 2) who tends to provide this training; 3) what are the barriers and enablers to effective training; 4) what roles do supply and demand play in determining how much training is provided; and 5) what role might external incentives play in whether or not training is offered?

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  • Amanda L. Ahlstrand & Laurie J. Bassi & Daniel P. McMurrer, 2003. "Workplace Education for Low-Wage Workers," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number we, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:we
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    Cited by:

    1. I.U. Zeytinoglu & G.B. Cooke & K. Harry, 2007. "Older Workers and On-the-Job Training in Canada: Evidence from the WES Data," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 179, McMaster University.

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    job training; workforce development; human capital; job training; low-wage workers;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity


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