ERIC Number: ED245010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The School-to-Work Transition of Inner-City Youth: A Case Study of Boston.
Hargroves, Jeannette S.
The employment problems that urban youth face in the transition from school to work are many. The Boston Public School youth employment data and analyses presented in this report are taken from two surveys--one given to high schools students in the spring of 1982, and the second given to graduates of the Boston Public School Class of 1982, seven months after graduation. Findings show that Boston's in-school youth have a much higher employment rate and lower employment/population ratio than that of the nation and the Northeast. Boston student data, like national statistics, show a large gap between races. Unemployment rates differed as much as 60 percentage points among Boston's high schools; the most achievement oriented schools had the highest employment rates. Boston Public School 1982 graduates had a slightly lower unemployment rate than that of the nation, and the gap between races was less pronounced. Both surveys show that Blacks and Hispanics who were working--particularly Black females--found their jobs through school more often than did Whites. Data also show that one-half of graduate respondents had the same job they had while in high school. Numerous graphs and tables present data by race, school, employment, type of employer, length of job, source of job, and attitude toward work obstacles. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston)
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24, 1984); For a related document, see UD 023 591.