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Title Education and jobs : exploring the gaps / editd by D.W. Livingstone
Published Toronto [Ontario] : University of Toronto Press, [2009]
Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 382 pages) : illustrations
Contents Prior concepts and theories of the relationship between workers and jobs / D.W. Livingstone and K.V. Pankhurst -- Prior empirical research on education-job matching / D.W. Livingstone -- Starting with The Education-Jobs Gap / D.W. Livingstone -- Education and jobs survey profile I : national trends in employment conditions, job requirements, workers' learning and matching, 1983-2004 / D.W. Livingstone and Milosh Raykov -- Education and jobs survey profile II : employment conditions, job requirements, workers' learning and matching, by employee class and specific occupational group / D.W. Livingstone and Milosh Raykov -- Elements of an integrated theory of work and learning / K.V. Pankhurst -- Continual learning, autonomy, and competency among high school teachers / Meredith Lordan -- Staying current in computer programming : the importance of informal learning and task discretion in maintaining job competence / Johanna Weststar -- Clerical workers : work and learning in fragmenting workplaces / Marion Radsma -- Auto workers' learning in lean production / D.W. Livingstone and Olivia Wilson -- Struggling to remain employed : learning strategies of workers with disabilities and the education-job match / Sandria Officer -- The relationship between learning and work : empirical evidence from the case studies / K.V. Pankhurst -- Education and jobs : the way ahead / D.W. Livingstone and K.V. Pankhurst
Summary "What are the correlations between the education employees bring to their jobs, the education required to do those jobs, and the skills employees acquire while working on the job? Written as a sequel to the critically acclaimed The Education-Jobs Gap, Livingstone and contributors explore these questions by building on earlier research and presenting new labour force surveys and case studies of different economic classes and specific occupational groups. The survey evidence finds an increasingly overqualified non-managerial labour force (especially service sector and industrial workers, recent immigrants, and visible minorities). The case studies of professional employees (teachers and computer programmers), clerical workers, auto workers, and workers with disabilities explore how workers modify these apparent gaps by continuing to learn and reshape their jobs. The book is the most thorough exploration to date of relations between workers and jobs. The Education-Job Requirement Matching (EJRM) Research Project team, including M. Lordan, S. Officer, K.V. Pankhurst, M. Radsma, M. Raykov, J. Weststar, and O. Wilson, worked closely together for several years conducting and analyzing both survey and case study data. The new paradigm they present aims to help reshape future studies of learning and work."--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject College graduates -- Employment -- Canada
Labor supply -- Effect of education on -- Canada
Underemployment -- Canada
College graduates -- Employment.
Labor supply -- Effect of education on.
Form Electronic book
Author Livingstone, D. W., 1943- editor
ISBN 1442686413
9781442686410 (electronic)