ERIC Number: ED037613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Educational Deficiencies of Occupationally Unstable Economic-Opportunity Migrants; An Educational Policy Study.
Jensen, Gale E.
Concentrating on two regions in Lower Michigan, this study investigated criteria for identifying occupationally unstable persons who contemplate migrating; significant characteristics of this group; and educational deficiencies. Data on population trends, school enrollments, and unemployment were collected; interviews were held with 283 unemployed subjects. Findings included the following: (1) economic conditions favored the migrant receiving areas over "sending" areas; (2) subjects from the two regions differed significantly in age, sex, education, willingness to migrate, and similarity or dissimilarity between jobs sought and jobs previously held; (3) major educational needs lay in such areas as obtaining general socioeconomic information about communities, application forms and related pre-employment procedures, skills in mathematics and language arts, making housing arrangements, and identifying and getting jobs offering the possibility of social and economic advancement. Policy recommendations were made for organizing and implementing a corrective educational program through existing agencies, and for an experimental program to develop social knowledge and skills needed for successful migration. (Ten tables and four maps are included.) (LY)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitudes, Educational Background, Educational Needs, Employment Experience, Employment Opportunities, Family Income, Females, Geographic Regions, Investigations, Males, Migration Patterns, Population Trends, Socioeconomic Influences, Statistical Data, Underemployment, Unemployment
Program on Community and Educational Reorganization for Economic Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.