Moving Up in the New Economy by Joan Fitzgerald
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Moving Up in the New Economy
By Joan Fitzgerald

Moving Up in the New Economy

Career Ladders for U.S. Workers

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Moving Up in the New Economy by Joan Fitzgerald

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"The United States used to be a country where ordinary people could expect to improve their economic condition as they moved through life. For millions of us, this is no longer the case. Many Americans today have a lower standard of living as adults than they had in their parents' homes as children...This book is about restoring the upward mobility of U.S. workers. Specifically, it addresses the workforce-development strategy of creating not just jobs, but career ladders."-from Moving Up in the New EconomyCareer-ladder strategies create opportunities for low-wage workers to learn new skills and advance through a progression of higher-skilled and better-paid jobs. For example, nurses' aides can become licensed practical nurses, administrative assistants can become information technology workers, and bank tellers can become loan officers.Career-ladder programs could provide opportunities for upward mobility and also stave off impending national shortages of skilled workers. But there are a variety of obstacles that must be faced candidly if career-ladder programs are to succeed. In Moving Up in the New Economy, Joan Fitzgerald explores specific programs in different sectors of the economy-health care, child care, education, manufacturing, and biotechnology-to offer a comprehensive analysis of this innovative approach to job training. Addressing the successes achieved-and the problems faced-by career-ladder programs, this timely book will be of interest to anyone interested in career development, workforce training, and employment issues, especially those that affect low-wage workers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801444135
ISBN-10: 0801444136
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 5mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joan Fitzgerald

Joan Fitzgerald is Associate Professor and Director of the Law, Policy, and Society Program at Northeastern University. She is coauthor of Economic Revitalization: Cases and Strategies for City and Suburb.

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