Series # :
  ETAOP 2010-16
Title :
  Workers in Declining Industries - Literacy’s Role in Worker Transitions
Release Date :
  December 28, 2010
Abstract :

The report, Workers in Declining Industries:  Literacy’s Role in Worker Transitions, examined the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) data and determined that literacy deficiencies are the critical barrier that prevents workers in declining occupations from adapting to the demands of high?growth occupations.  The report suggests that using O*NET data organized around literacy requirements of both declining and high-growth occupations is one way local area planners can affect the structural causes for unemployment by attracting industries that minimize the retraining needed by dislocated workers.

Other reports developed using the 2003 NAAL data include:

ETAOP 2010-11 Overcoming the Language Barrier: The Literacy of Non-Native-English-Speaking Adults
ETAOP 2010-12 Preparing Youth for the Future: The Literacy of America's Young Adults
ETAOP 2010-13 Gaining the Skills for Employment: The Literacy of Female Public Assistance Recipients
ETAOP 2010-14 Preparing for Life Beyond Prison Walls: The Literacy of Incarcerated Adults Near Release
ETAOP 2010-15 Building Career Ladders for the Working Poor Through Literacy Training
ETAOP 2010-17

Survival Literacy Training for Non-Native-English-Speaking Workers



Publication Author(s)
American Institutes for Research
  • Lee Bruno
  • Jin Ying
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