The Education-Jobs Gap: Underemployment or Economic Democracy

Synopsis

Reversing the conventional optic, David Livingstone argues that the major problem in education-work relations is not education, but work. He offers multidimensional documentation of the explosion of learning & the increasing underemployment of knowledge. Using largescale U.S. & Canadian surveys, the first representative survey of underemployed people, & in-depth interviews at placement offices & food banks, he exposes the myth of the "postindustrial learning enterprise" & assesses prospects for overcoming the education-jobs gap by democratizing the workplace.