Publication Date

December 1988


[Excerpt] The paper examines the suitability of occupational competency measurement as a device for enhancing the accountability of vocational education programs. In order for occupational competency tests to be used as program performance measures, they must be demonstrated to be valid predictors of labor market outcomes like earnings and wage rates and of job performance in appropriate occupations. The paper undertakes this task.


Suggested Citation
Bishop J. (1988). Occupational competency as a predictor of labor market performance (CAHRS Working Paper #88-20). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies.
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