ERIC Number: ED199436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Path Analysis of Variables Associated with CETA Training Program.
This study compares the effects of human capital variables (education, training, etc.) and labor market variables (location, transportation, industry type) in influencing the employment success among a selected group of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) trainees. Employment success was defined by initial wage rates of employment and six-month wage rates of the selected population (135 black women in a Kansas City, Kansas, CETA program). The study used a path model to identify and analyze the relationship of human capital and labor market variables to employment. The results of the study suggest that education has little influence on employment access or employment success. The significant inference is that education acts as a screening device to qualify persons for both training and employment. Education in the form of specific training for employment has little or no influence on providing persons access to the employment field for which such training was designed. Additional research is suggested in this area of education to employment relationships in order to produce relevant answers to social goals. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Blacks, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Females, Geographic Location, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Market, Outcomes of Education, Path Analysis, Program Effectiveness, Relevance (Education), Success, Underemployment, Unemployment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Kansas (Kansas City)
Note: Figures will not reproduce well due to small, thin print. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).