ERIC Number: ED043444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Fort Apache Reservation Manpower Resources; Indian Manpower Resources in the Southwest. A Pilot Study.
Taylor, Benjamin J.; O'Connor, Dennis J.
Fort Apache Indians live in relative geographic and cultural isolation. The Apaches are younger than the general population, have a lower rate of overall labor-force participation, and typically work for the Federal Government or in trbal enterprises. A median family with 5 children subsists on a median annual family income of less than $1,000. Nearly 60% of working-age Apaches receive assistance payments from various public and private agencies. A lack of transportation plus the relatively low median educational attainment seems to indicate that Fort Apaches will not be able to compete equally in an uncovered labor market for some years. A coordinated effort to provide quality education, including skills training, is necessary to bring about increased labor-force participation. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Employment Service.; Arizona State Employment Service, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Business Administration.
Identifiers: Apache (Tribe); Arizona