Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: The Role of Vocational Education in Economic Development

W. N. Grubb, D. Stern

This paper outlines different conceptions of economic development and indicates when vocational programs might have positive effects on employment, wages, and productivity. The paper also investigates the possibilities and potential limits of customized training, one of the most popular recent forms of economic development.

MDS-040 / November 1989

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