ERIC Number: ED043695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Training and Jobs for the Urban Poor: A Statement on National Policy.
Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY. Research and Policy Committee.
This policy statement on job training for the urban poor explores ways of abating poverty, considers current manpower training and employment programs, and makes a number of recommendations for strengthening and improving them. In addition, concern is expressed for increasing the productivity of the national economy by making the labor force as a whole more productive and utilizing it more fully. The paper discusses poverty and employment, evolution of a national manpower policy, and recommended directions for manpower policy. Some of the recommendations are: (1) that special remedial and job training programs continue for the indefinite future; (2) that special attention and possibly major policy changes are required to combat the high rate of unemployment among young people, particularly the disadvantaged; (3) that ways of motivating young blacks and other minority group members to view employment as a source of satisfaction are needed; and (4) that special attention should be given to the provision of more adequate training for those in penal and correctional institutions. (Authro/JW)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, Employment Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Retraining, Urban Population, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Schools, Youth Employment
Committee for Economic Development, 477 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022 ($1.25)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY. Research and Policy Committee.