ERIC Number: ED159425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Supply and Demand Information: A Format with Implications for Planning Education for Work.
Copa, George H.; Irvin, Donald E., Jr.
In the first half of this report a format or framework is outlined for displaying occupational supply and demand information for use in planning education for work programs. In the second half, the use of the procedure is demonstrated by filling in the format with Minnesota supply and demand information (1970-71) and drawing from it illustrative implications for planning occupational education programs. Advantages listed for the proposed format are the following: (1) identifies the alternative sources of occupational supply (high school graduates, postsecondary vocational school graduates, college graduates, those leaving the military, those previously employed or unemployed), (2) describes the size and contribution of each (as a total number of individuals or positions, respectively, and as a percentage showing relative size), (3) allows implications to be drawn for planning at the adult level (for those changing jobs, needing updating to keep their job, or re-entering the labor force) as well as postsecondary, secondary, and elementary school level (those needing awareness, orientation, exploration, or preparation), (4) adapts to various size geographic areas (state, economic region, county) and time period (one year, five years), and (5) insures the ability to test, through simulation, the potential consequences of making various changes in the sources of occupational supply or demand (e.g., through educational programs) as a means of altering either the supply or demand or both. The Minnesota data and documentation of its sources and calculations are appended. (JT)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Demography, Economic Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Research Methodology, Vocational Education, Worksheets
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.