Volume 2: Analyses of Training by Gender, Age, Income, and Education
This databook offers more detailed, graphic representations of the responses to survey items contained in the crosswalk. The analyses in this volume include bar graphs plotting training rates, logit analyses that predict odds of receiving training for particular cohorts, and tables depicting length and provider of training.
Survey Instrument for the EQW National Employer Survey,
In 1990, the National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce began a series of systematic comparisons of the results, methodologies, and instruments of the national surveys reporting incidents of training (see the Crosswalk and its Statistical Companions, above). The analysis concluded that, given the disparity of estimates of training and the emerging debate over the efficacy of the nation's investment in work-related training, there was a need to create data that measure the current scope and scale of how and when the nation invests in the educational quality of its workforce. It was to address this concern that EQW began working with the U.S. Bureau of the Census to design and administer a national employer survey. This EQW Databook contains the survey instrument used by the Census to conduct telephone interviews with over 4,000 employers in August and September of 1994. The text published in this document represents the survey administered to the manufacturing sector, although wording for the non-manufacturing sector is included in italics whenever a difference occurred.
Volume 1: Training Rate Tables by Gender, Age, Income, and Education
This databook presents in tabular and graphic form the responses to the survey items presented in the companion crosswalk. Training rates are presented by age cohort, income, education, gender, and ethnicity. Volume 1 contains 15 tables of training rates for each of the cohorts; the first presents training reported by all respondents for every training question analyzed, and the remaining fourteen report the rates of various subsamples, defined by cohort.