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ERIC Number: ED015808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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PROBLEMS IN FINDING JOBS FOR MIGRANT YOUTH.
LINDSTROM, D.E.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE OUTCOME OF RURAL IN-MIGRANT YOUTH SEARCHING FOR JOBS IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. THE DATA CAME FROM TWO RANDOMIZED SAMPLES OF RURAL YOUTH (TOTALING 4046) MIGRATING TO ST. LOUIS FROM 50 MILES OR MORE OUTSIDE THE CITY. THESE RURAL YOUTH ARE CHARACTERIZED AS FOLLOWS--(1) TWO-THIRDS HAD FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL, WITH ONLY 10 PERCENT ACHIEVING A HIGHER LEVEL, (2) 60 PERCENT WERE MALES, AND (3) IN INTERVIEWS ALMOST HALF STATED THEY WERE SEEKING JOBS IN THE CLERICAL, SALES, AND SERVICE AREAS, WHILE MORE THAN TWO-FIFTHS ASPIRED TO MANUAL LABOR TYPE JOBS. LESS THAN TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE APPLICANTS AT THE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE RECEIVED JOB REFERRALS, WHICH PROMPTED A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE DATA TO DETERMINE THE REASONS FOR THIS POOR RECORD. THE VARIABLES UTILIZED WERE--SEX, JOB CLASSIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, TIME IN THE CITY, DISTANCE TRAVELED, STATED INTEREST, AND COURSE TAKEN IN HIGH SCHOOL. CONCLUSIONS REACHED FROM THE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS INCLUDE--(1) MALES ARE LIKELY TO REMAIN IN THE CITY LONGER THAN FEMALES SEEKING JOBS, (2) MALES ARE MORE LIKELY THAN FEMALES TO FIND JOBS OPEN TO THEM, AND (3) OLDER YOUTH ARE LIKELY TO BE MORE ADVANCED IN SCHOOL, AND THUS HAVE BETTER TRAINING, SPEND MORE TIME IN THE CITY, MIGRATE FARTHER, AND HAVE WIDER JOB INTERESTS. IMPLICATIONS FROM THE STUDY INDICATE THAT THESE YOUTH NEED BETTER GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING, WHICH SHOULD BE PROVIDED BY THEIR HIGH SCHOOLS. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Agriculture.
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