ERIC Number: ED245101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Job Loss and Its Effects on Dislocated Workers and Their Families.
Owens, Thomas R.; Clark, Marilyn
A six-state depiction study of dislocated workers in the Pacific Northwest involved interviews at six selected sites and a questionnaire survey of 138 dislocated workers. Data were obtained from structured interviews with employers, union representatives, employment service staff, educators, ongoing service agencies, and emergency assistance agencies. The major contributor to high unemployment rates was a narrow economic base. Dislocated workers were more skilled than the usual pool of unemployed, in their early to midforties, eager to work, heads of households, and lacking in job search skills. In addition to support services provided by some employers to workers prior to layoff, state employment services, human service agencies, emergency service providers, and postsecondary institutions also helped. Collaboration among local agencies to meet needs of dislocated workers was reported. Besides information on dislocated worker characteristics, the written survey collected data on the economic impact of unemployment. Participants reported a number of financial adjustments they had made and major financial barriers to becoming satisfactorily employed. Dislocated workers had a positive attitude toward work before and after the layoff. Information was also obtained on the layoff process, help during the layoff, job search activities, stress symptoms, and the most difficult period during unemployment. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pacific Northwest
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 1984).