ERIC Number: ED208213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Chances of Job Loss Among Teenagers and Young Adults: Implications for Vocational Education Training.
Passmore, David Lynn
About 2.7 of every 10 16- through 24-year-olds unemployed during March, 1979, were discharged from their last jobs. Regression analysis of data from the March, 1979, Current Population Survey revealed that 16- and 17 year-olds were more than twice as likely as 20- through 24-year-olds to have lost their last job; veterans were about 1.5 times as likely as non-veterans to have been job losers. Gender, race, marital status, and educational attainment were related only slightly to job loss. As long as it is believed or known that job loss among teenagers and young adults has negative consequences for individuals and society, then several alternative plans can be listed for reducing the incident of job loss. First, teenagers and young adults can be encouraged to prepare for and to seek employment in industries and occupations that provide stable employment in spite of economic fluctuations. Second, technical, communications, and personal/social skills of teenagers and young adults can be improved on the condition that job loss among youth is caused, for the most part, by their skill deficits and not by the condition of the economy. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Age, Age Differences, Dismissal (Personnel), Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employment Experience, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Females, Job Layoff, Job Skills, Labor Market, Males, Out of School Youth, Race, Unemployment, Veterans, Young Adults, Youth, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
Identifiers: Current Population Survey
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Association (Atlanta, GA, December 1981).