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ERIC Number: ED020322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jul
Pages: 79
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Reference Count: 0
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MOBILITY AND WORKER ADAPTATION TO ECONOMIC CHANGE IN THE UNITED STATES. MANPOWER RESEARCH BULLETIN NUMBER 1.
TRAVIS, HERMAN
BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR USE BY THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN ITS EXAMINATION OF MANPOWER PROBLEMS IN THE UNITED STATES IS PRESENTED. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE EXAMINATION WAS TO DETERMINE THE CONTRIBUTIONS WHICH POLICY, PROGRAMS, AND TECHNIQUES ON MANPOWER, EMPLOYMENT, AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS COULD MAKE FOR PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH, REDUCING THE HUMAN AND SOCIAL COSTS OF CHANGE, AND MAXIMIZING THE PARTICIPATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES. THE SPECIFIC FOCUS IS ON MOBILITY AND WORKER ADAPTABILITY TO ECONOMIC CHANGE. IN A SOCIETY IN WHICH RAPID TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IS TAKING PLACE, INCREASED WORKER MOBILITY MAY BE A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN ACHIEVING FULL EMPLOYMENT, BUT IT WILL HAVE TO BE DIRECTED TO FILL MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS WITHOUT NEEDLESS LOSS OF WORKING TIME AND WITHOUT THE COMPULSIONS OF AN AUTHORITARIAN SOCIETY. CHAPTER TITLES ARE--(1) UNEMPLOYMENT, UNDEREMPLOYMENT, AND NONPARTICIPATION IN THE LABOR MARKET, (2) CURRENT LABOR MOBILITY, (3) EDUCATION AND TRAINING, (4) LABOR MARKET ORGANIZATION--THE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE, (5) LABOR-MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS FOR HANDLING CHANGES, AND (6) PROGRAMS UNDER CONSIDERATION. THE APPENDIX GIVES 16 TABLES OF DATA COVERING EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT, BY AGE, SEX, COLOR, OCCUPATIONAL GROUP, AND TYPE OF INDUSTRY FOR THE PERIOD 1947 TO 1962. SOME EARLIER DATA ARE INCLUDED. A LABOR MOBILITY BIBLIOGRAPHY CONTAINS 55 ITEMS DATED FROM 1952 TO 1961. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
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