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The development of a global economy has raised concerns regarding whether the U.S. work force will be able to compete effectively with the work forces of other nations in the future.
Of particular concern is the failure of the public health and education systems to prepare young people for worldwide competition. This volume contains "vital statistics, recent analyses, and replicable case studies" relating to the work place and employees of the future. Each major public policy option to improve the education and health care systems is analyzed in terms of pro and con arguments.
Chapter 1 presents an overview of economic growth and productivity trends, demographic …