Swimming Against the Tide Literacy Dificulties and the Labour Market

Swimming Against the Tide Literacy Dificulties and the Labour Market Reports research on the vacancyfilling process among UK employersfor less skilled jobs, and identifies where and how people with literacyshortcomings lose out based on a survey of 2,000 UK employers,and interviews with 30. Concludes that overt discrimination in hiring isuncommon. While some unskilled jobs do have a high literacy requirement,recruiters mostly tend to overestimate this requirement in selection,particularly if market conditions permit a wide choice of applicants. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Education + Training Emerald Publishing

Swimming Against the Tide Literacy Dificulties and the Labour Market

Education + Training, Volume 34 (2) – Feb 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0040-0912
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10.1108/00400919210010788
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Abstract

Reports research on the vacancyfilling process among UK employersfor less skilled jobs, and identifies where and how people with literacyshortcomings lose out based on a survey of 2,000 UK employers,and interviews with 30. Concludes that overt discrimination in hiring isuncommon. While some unskilled jobs do have a high literacy requirement,recruiters mostly tend to overestimate this requirement in selection,particularly if market conditions permit a wide choice of applicants.

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Education + TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1992

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