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Informal training a review of existing data and some new evidence by Mark Lowenstein

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Employees -- Training of -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.

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Edition Notes

StatementMark Lowenstein, James Spletzer.
SeriesDiscussion paper ;, rept. NLS 94-20, Discussion paper (United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics. National Longitudinal Surveys) ;, rept. NLS 20.
ContributionsSpletzer, James., United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
LC ClassificationsHF5549.5.T7 L65 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination31, [11] p. ;
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL902282M
LC Control Number95195051

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