ERIC Number: ED173187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Unemployment. "Understanding Economics" Series No. 1.
Devised for secondary school students, the booklet explains current employment trends, policies, and issues of Canada's labor market. The book is divided into three parts. Part I discusses the labor force in terms of supply and demand, the working age population, the labor force participation rate, total employment, unemployment, and seasonal adjustments in the unemployment rate. Part II explores the changing nature of Canada's labor market. Growth factors such as the Post World War II baby boom, the increasing number of women in the labor force, and immigration patterns are analyzed. Current demands for labor, service industries, and employment trends through a recession are also discussed. Part III considers issues and policies. One major issue concerns determining who the unemployed are. Seasonal factors, regional differences, and employment patterns of young people are noted as important elements in analyzing the unemployment rate. Issues surrounding the revised (1971) Unemployment Insurance Act and indirect and direct effects of government policies on employment are also discussed. Tabular presentations of major topics are provided in insets in each section. (KC)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economics Education, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Growth Patterns, Instructional Materials, Labor Economics, Labor Force, Labor Market, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Trend Analysis, Unemployment
Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, 155 University Avenue, Suite 301, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 3B7 ($1.00 paper copy)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, Toronto.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 470-474 ; Best copy available