ERIC Number: ED241623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Hispanic Youth in the Labor Market. Special Report.
This is a report on a study of how Hispanic youth fare in the labor market, based on data from the 1979 and 1980 National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth Labor Market Experiences. Chapter 1 reviews some of the major factors (low educational attainment, language problems, influx of foreign workers, cultural problems, and discrimination) that have been suggested as reasons for the economically disadvantaged status of Hispanics. Chapter 2 provides a socioeconomic and demographic profile of Hispanic youth, and Chapter 3 presents labor force participation rates, unemployment rates, and employment/population ratios relative to other groups and among Hispanics themselves. Chapter 4 examines the various dimensions of unemployment among Hispanics, including financial hardship, job search methods, types of jobs sought, and length of time required to find work. Chapter 5 provides a profile of employed Hispanics, while Chapter 6 summarizes government sponsored employment and training for youth. Chapter 7 focuses on attitudes toward work and military service, as well as delinquent behavior by Hispanic youth. The last chapter explores the need for specific employment policies directed toward Hispanic youth. Options outlined include the human capital approach, the market approach, the special youth characteristics approach, and the affirmative action approach. The report concludes that early intervention into the employment problems of young Hispanic workers will produce important social benefits. (CJM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.
Identifiers: National Longitudinal Survey Youth Labor Market Ex
Note: Research assistance by Linda Tyner.