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Social Science Women's Studies

Training the Excluded for Work

Access and Equity for Women, Immigrants, First Nations, Youth, and People with Low Income

edited by Marjorie Griffin Cohen

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2007
Category
Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Adult & Continuing Education, Economic Conditions, Human Services, Poverty & Homelessness, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774850513
    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
    List Price
    $34.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774810074
    Publish Date
    Jan 2004
    List Price
    $34.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774810067
    Publish Date
    May 2003
    List Price
    $95.00

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In recent years job training programs have suffered severe funding cuts and the focus of training programs has shifted to meet the directives of funders rather than the needs of the community. How do these changes to job training affect disadvantaged workers and the unemployed?

In an insightful and comprehensive discussion of job education in Canada, Cohen and her contributors pool findings from a five-year collaborative study of training programs. Good training programs, they argue, are essential in providing people who are chronically disadvantaged in the workplace with tools to acquire more secure, better-paying jobs. In the ongoing shift toward a neo-liberal economic model, government policies have engendered a growing reliance on private and market-based training schemes. These new training policies have undermined equity.

In an attempt to redress social inequities in the workplace, the authors examine various kinds of training programs and recommend specific policy initiatives to improve access to these programs. This book will be of interest to policymakers, academics, and students interested in policy, work, equity, gender and education.

About the author

MARJORIE GRIFFIN COHEN is an economist who is a professor of women\s studies and political science at Simon Fraser University.'

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