ERIC Number: ED054298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Teenage Employment: A Study of Low Income Youth in Houston, Texas.
Champagne, Joseph E.; Prater, Robert L.
To analyze the reason for the high rate of Negro teenage unemployment, the employment experience of 256 Negro and white teenagers, aged 16 to 19 years, in Houston was examined about 1 year after they had graduated or dropped out of school. A questionnaire was developed and mailed to 250 major employers in the area. The study points out that one of the greatest problems for Negroes was their substantial misunderstanding of the world of work. They were found to be unfamiliar with job and personnel requirements, employment applications, and employee behavior. A massive program of work orientation is vitally needed by Negro youth. (BC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Blacks, Disadvantaged, Interviews, Low Income Groups, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Youth
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-186507, MF $.95, see catalog for hard copy price)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX.
Identifiers: Texas; Texas (Houston)