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  • Source:
    Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v72 n4 p24-28 Dec 2006. 5 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://www.eddigest.com/index.php
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Prakken Publications. 832 Phoenix Drive, P.O. Box 8623, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Tel: 734-975-2800; Fax: 734-975-2787; Web site: http://www.eddigest.com/
    • Peer Reviewed:
      N/A
    • ISSN:
      0013-127X
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      In this article, the author discusses the "high-skills hoax"--the notion that everyone must have high skills to be employable. While he recognizes the civil rights issue in the debate--everyone should have the opportunity to develop the skills to land a high-paying job--the law of supply and demand dictates that more high-skilled workers would result in lower wages and higher unemployment for all. He also maintains that most new jobs are in the low-paying service sector, and that producing many more college graduates would make many people overqualified for the available work. Instead, he says, the reason that young workers cannot find work is precisely because they are young and are not perceived as having the basic skills or work attitudes necessary to succeed. In surveys, strong academic performance came relatively low on the list of most desirable traits in a worker, demonstrating that test scores and other indicators are not necessarily a good measure of an individual's employability.
    • Abstract:
      ERIC
    • Number of References:
      0
    • Physical Description:
      5
    • Education Level:
      Adult Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2007
    • Accession Number:
      EJ769383
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BRACEY, G. W. Students Do Not Need High-Level Skills in Today’s Job Market. Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, [s. l.], v. 72, n. 4, p. 24–28, 2006. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ769383&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 9 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bracey GW. Students Do Not Need High-Level Skills in Today’s Job Market. Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review. 2006;72(4):24-28. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ769383&custid=s8280428. Accessed July 9, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Bracey GW. Students Do Not Need High-Level Skills in Today’s Job Market. Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review. 2006;72(4):24-28. Accessed July 9, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ769383&custid=s8280428
    • APA:
      Bracey, G. W. (2006). Students Do Not Need High-Level Skills in Today’s Job Market. Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 72(4), 24–28.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bracey, Gerald W. 2006. “Students Do Not Need High-Level Skills in Today’s Job Market.” Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review 72 (4): 24–28. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ769383&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Bracey, G. W. (2006) ‘Students Do Not Need High-Level Skills in Today’s Job Market’, Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 72(4), pp. 24–28. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ769383&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 9 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bracey, GW 2006, ‘Students Do Not Need High-Level Skills in Today’s Job Market’, Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, vol. 72, no. 4, pp. 24–28, viewed 9 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bracey, Gerald W. “Students Do Not Need High-Level Skills in Today’s Job Market.” Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, vol. 72, no. 4, Dec. 2006, pp. 24–28. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ769383&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bracey, Gerald W. “Students Do Not Need High-Level Skills in Today’s Job Market.” Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review 72, no. 4 (December 1, 2006): 24–28. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ769383&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bracey GW. Students Do Not Need High-Level Skills in Today’s Job Market. Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review [Internet]. 2006 Dec 1 [cited 2020 Jul 9];72(4):24–8. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ769383&custid=s8280428