The Role of Literacy in the Wealth of Individuals and Nations

Berryman, S. E.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

Historically, technological change and the

internationalization of markets have (a) reduced the

number of jobs in goods-producing industries

relative to service industries, (b) increased the

relative importance of higher skill occupations

within sectors, and (c) broadened skill requirements

within occupations. In other words, technological

change generates a greater demand for more educated

workers and for the continuous retraining of these