ERIC Number: ED218503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Barriers to Youth Employment. Final Report, 7/1/80-6/30/81. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report.
Passmore, David Lynn
Provided in this report are a number of empirical and conceptual papers dealing with barriers to youth employment. The first paper, "Barriers to Youth Employment: A Review," contains a summary of more than 100 reports on causes of youth employability problems and poses several alternative strategies for formulation of youth labor market policy. The second paper, "Ethnographic Methods for Exploring the Education/Work Nexus," describes methods in applied anthropology that could be useful in studying youth employability problems. Then three empirical papers follow: "Chances of Previous Work Experience among Unemployed Youth,""Chances of Job Loss among Teenagers and Young Adults: Implications for Part Time Work," and "Characteristics of Unemployed Youths." These papers, using data from the 1979 Current Population Survey, found that age and school enrollment status are among the strongest correlates of desire for part-time versus full-time work, of previous work experience, and of chances of job loss among 16- through 24-year-olds in the civilian, non-institutional population of the United States during March, 1979. The papers are intended for planners and policy makers in vocational education as well as for students of the youth labor market. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Educational Needs, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Employment Qualifications, Labor Force, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Labor Turnover, Part Time Employment, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Work Experience, Youth, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Research and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.