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Higher education credentials, higher skills, and lost purchasing power: a dilemma for workforce development policy and practice

Publisher: National Adult Literacy Database Inc.

Published At: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Date Published: March 10, 2007

Distributor: National Adult Literacy Database Inc.

Source Address: Scovil House, 703 Brunswick Street

Source City/State/Zip: Fredericton New Brunswick, Canada E3B 1H8

Phone: (506) 457-6900

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 3 p.

Subjects: Adult Basic Education; Adult Literacy; High School Equivalency Programs; Postsecondary Education; Labor Market; Research

In this paper, the author examines the pros and cons of changes to the focus of the Adult Education and Literacy System (AELS) in the U.S., prompted by labor market pressures. References included. Article may also be accessed from the NALD website at

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