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ERIC Number: ED013908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 5
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THE FIRST 50,000 NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS ENROLLEES.
TUCKER, JAMES F.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS (NYC), A PART OF THE WORK-TRAINING PROGRAM AUTHORIZED BY THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACT OF 1964, FIRST ENROLLED YOUTH DURING THE LATTER PART OF DECEMBER 1964. THIS REPORT COMPARES SOME OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FIRST 50,000 ENROLLEES AND THEIR HOUSEHOLDS TO THE GENERAL CATEGORY OF POVERTY-STRICKEN HOUSEHOLDS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE NATION, AND COMPARES NYC ENROLLEES WITH PARTICIPANTS IN OTHER ANTIPOVERTY PROGRAMS AND OTHER MAJOR MANPOWER TRAINING PROGRAMS, SUCH AS THOSE UNDER THE MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT (MDTA). THE AGE PATTERN OF OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH ENROLLED IN THE NYC PARALLELED THAT OF UNEMPLOYED OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH AGE 16-21 IN THE TOTAL LABOR FORCE IN OCTOBER 1964. FOR NONWHITES, THE PROPORTION OF MALE AND FEMALE ENROLLEES WAS FAIRLY EVEN, BUT FOR WHITES, THERE WERE MORE MALES THAN FEMALES. THE NYC PROVIDED THEIR FIRST JOB EXPERIENCE FOR MORE THAN TWO-FIFTHS OF THE OUT-OF-SCHOOL ENROLLEES. THE MEDIAN NUMBER OF PERSONS IN THE HOUSEHOLD OF NYC ENROLLEES WAS FIVE COMPARED WITH A MEDIAN OF FOUR FOR ALL FAMILIES WITH INCOMES BELOW RECOGNIZED POVERTY LINE WHILE ONE-THIRD LIVED IN HOUSEHOLDS OF SEVEN OR MORE, AND NEARLY 10 PERCENT LIVED IN HOUSEHOLDS OF 10 OR MORE. COMPLETION OF THE 10TH GRADE WAS THE MEDIAN EDUCATIONAL LEVEL OF THE OUT-OF-SCHOOL ENROLLEES, BUT 27 PERCENT HAD FAILED TO GET PAST THE EIGHTH GRADE. WHITE YOUTH CONSTITUTED 61 PERCENT OF ALL NYC ENROLLEES BUT IN OUT-OF-SCHOOL PROJECTS, THE PERCENTAGES OF WHITE AND NONWHITE WERE 49 AND 51, RESPECTIVELY, COMPARED WITH 72 AND 28 FOR MDTA PROJECTS AND 78 AND 22 FOR ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN "MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW," DECEMBER 1965. (PS)
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Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act; NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS