ERIC Number: ED039313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Reaching for Equality; A Projection of Labor Force, Occupational Levels and Distribution by Industry of White and Non-White Workers in 1970 and 1980.
Michigan State Civil Rights Commission, Lansing.
By projecting the immediate outlook in Michigan into the forthcoming decade, a picture emerges of the social and economic status of non-whites and whites in the years ahead. The methodology used to project industry-occupational group trends of non-whites in Michigan is predicated upon a mathematical model consisting of four basic steps outlined in the report. Information is presented for the state as a whole, with special reference to changes in non-white and white population, labor force, and occupational and industrial structure. The proportion of non-white persons in Michigan continues to climb: from 4.1 percent of the population in 1940 to 9.4 percent of the population in 1960 with a projected 11.6 percent of the population by 1980. By 1980 the greatest growth in non-white employment will be in these industries: professional and related service, public administration, business and repair service, entertainment and recreation service, wholesale and retail trade, construction, agriculture, forestry and fishery, and transportation, communication, utilities and sanitation. The least growth will be in manufacturing, personal service, mining, and finance, insurance, and real estate. The trend could be reversed in these areas of slow growth through government efforts and private action in training, upgrading and promotion. (CH)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Labor Force, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Occupations, State Surveys, Unemployment
Michigan Civil Rights Commission, 1000 Cadillac Square Building, Detroit, Michigan 48226
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Civil Rights Commission, Lansing.