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Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy$
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C. Henry

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300095418

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300095418.001.0001

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U.S. Education and Training Policy

U.S. Education and Training Policy

A Reevaluation of the Underlying Assumptions Behind the “New Consensus”

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Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

James J. Heckman

Yale University Press

The U.S. labor market has undergone dramatic changes and the situation has particularly worsened for low-skilled workers. A new consensus has emerged in certain circles that the American labor market and educational system are unable to produce the necessary skills for workers. This chapter examines the analytical and empirical foundations of the new consensus and summarizes the facts that motivate recent concerns about the labor market.

Keywords:   labor market, low-skilled workers, educational system, workers, new consensus

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