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The apprenticeship wage and participation gap

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Apprenticeship wage and participation gap
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 09:38
Individual Author: 
Hanks, Angela
McGrew, Annie
Zessoules, Daniella
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Published Date (Date): 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The analysis in this issue brief examines apprenticeship programs over the past decade—from fiscal year 2008 through 2017—to observe gaps in participation and wages among women and people of color. In general, it finds that women remain deeply underrepresented in apprenticeship programs and that wages among women and black or African American apprentices are much lower than those of other apprentices. Even though these programs are intended and have the potential to develop the U.S. workforce, increase earnings, and prepare workers for the jobs of the future, their current gender and racial compositions tell a different story more work must be done to make it a reality. (Author introduction)

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