Shackleton, J.R., Clarke, L., Lange, T. and Walsh, S., 1995. Training For Employment in Western Europe and the United States. Aldershot, England: Edward Elgar.
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"Increasing international competition has put improvements in vocational training at the top of many nations' political agendas. This important new book explores the economic analysis of training and relates it to the differing systems found in Western Europe and the United States. After an examination of the theoretical basis for increased emphasis on training, the authors present a comparative analysis of the different systems employed in Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. A number of common issues and problems are discussed, such as the relationship between schooling and training, the role of continuing training, retraining for the unemployed, and the position of women and disadvantaged groups in the labour market." "A central theme is the differing policies pursued by governments. While recognizing the common concern with potential market failure in training, the authors also draw attention to the poor record of government-funded training in practice and to the dangers of excessive intervention as a result of pressure group activity. Although primarily aimed at students and teachers of economics, business studies and industrial relations, Training for Employment in Western Europe and the United States will be of interest to practitioners and all those concerned with policy issues arising in the training field."
|Number of Pages:||266|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Employment and Training; Occupational training; Vocational Training; Labour market; Europe; United States|
|Subjects:||Technology > Business, Management and Marketing|
|Group:||Business School > Centre for Research in Management|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Jean Harris|
|Deposited On:||03 Jun 2009 20:14|
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