The Supply and Demand for Career and Workforce Development Programs and Services as a Social Justice Issue

Authored by: James P. Sampson , Mary-Catherine McClain , Elisabeth Musch , Robert C. Reardon

The Handbook of Career and Workforce Development

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138886568
eBook ISBN: 9781315714769
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The equitable distribution of resources is a key aspect of social justice (Arthur, 2006; Bell, 1997; Leong & Leach, 2007; Speight & Vera, 2008). In a socially just society, citizens have equal access to occupational and educational resources and trainings. Specifically, a large number of citizens desire access to career interventions to help make informed and careful choices about their opportunities. Therefore, equity in access to these interventions is a social justice issue (Sampson, Dozier, & Colvin, 2011). The determining factor in accessibility of career intervention tools is a function of the supply and demand for them.

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