ERIC Number: ED180674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Alaska Native Population and Manpower Perspectives on Native Labor Force Utilization: 1978.
Bland, Laurel L.
As part of a long-term study of the utilization of Alaska Native manpower, new data is combined with that of a similar 1975 study to estimate the Alaska Native and non-Native civilian population and work force for 1978 and 1980. Contrary to 1975 predictions the population ratio of Alaska non-Natives to Natives remains constant at 82%/18%. The estimated 1978 Alaska Native population is 68,931, of which 42% is under 16. The Alaska Native Work Force (28% of the Native population) is increasing annually by 1.5%. There are growing numbers of Native women workers. Approximately 7% to 10% of the Native Work Force is concentrated temporarily in urban and rural population centers and is available to respond to recruitment efforts for statewide short-term employment through 1980. Data suggests that without the start of full scale field construction on the trans-Alaska gas line before 1980, the Native Work Force cannot possibly exceed 13% of the Statewide Work Force in the forseeable future. It is important to focus on how many Alaska Natives can realistically be included in the Statewide Work Force and to realize that Native manpower utilization differs from that of the dominant society. Recommendations of the 1975 study are repeated. (SB)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Culture Conflict, Demography, Economic Development, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Federal Legislation, Human Resources, Labor Force, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Occupational Mobility, Population Growth, Population Trends, Residential Patterns, Rural Development, Socioeconomic Influences, Statistical Data
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Environmental Resources Services, Inc., Kennewick, WA.
Note: Prepared with the assistance of the Northwest Alaskan Pipeline Company, Salt Lake City, UT