ERIC Number: ED050220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Negro Male High School Dropouts Who Are Not Reached by Federal Work-Training Programs. Final Report.
Walther, Regis H.
This is a report of research undertaken to investigate those characteristics of Negro male high school dropouts that might inhibit their participation in Federal Manpower Programs. Study groups, each composed of approximately 300 young men born before 1952, and who left school in 1966 and 1967 before graduating from high school, were constituted in Baltimore and St. Louis. Interviews were conducted during the summer of 1969, with 58 percent of the sample interviewed. An additional 25 percent were determined to be in military service, in jail, deceased, or in a hospital, and could not be interviewed. Seventeen percent of the sample could not be located. Field supervisors were designated for each study site; and within guidelines developed by the research staff, they were given full responsibility for hiring interviewers and organizing their work. All the interviewers were Negro and male, with the Baltimore staff being larger and the St. Louis staff being more diversified in terms of occupational background. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Social Research Group.
Identifiers: Maryland; Missouri; United States (South)