ERIC Number: ED246147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Labor Policy, Minorities, and Youth.
Lincoln Inst. for Research and Education, Washington, DC.
The central theme of the papers presented in this symposium is that the labor market for minorities and youth does not appear to function properly because of structural impediments (often caused by government regulations meant to help minorities) and that these impediments must be identified and effective remedies proposed. Following an introduction by James T. Bennett, Ann Wortham's paper considers the role of discrimination and the conflicts created when discrimination is addressed by legislative fiat; a comment by Paul H. Rubin follows. Then, William A. Keyes focuses on the minimum wage and on the Davis-Bacon Act and how its provisions limit employment opportunities; the Keyes paper is followed by comments from Walter E. Williams and James E. Pearce. Wendell Wilkie Gunn surveys a variety of techniques used by government to regulate public sector employment which have a particularly onerous effect on minority employment; this paper is commented upon by James R. Barth and Thomas J. DiLorenzo. Finally, Clarence Thomas discusses the role of human capital generated in the educational process as an important determinant of employment opportunities; John Raisian and Dan C. Heldman comment on the final paper. (CMG)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Civil Rights Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Employment Programs, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Programs, Higher Education, Labor Legislation, Labor Market, Minimum Wage Legislation, Minority Groups, Public Policy, Racial Discrimination, Youth Employment
Lincoln Institute for Research and Education, 1735 DeSales St., N.W. Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lincoln Inst. for Research and Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Davis Bacon Act
Note: A research symposium cosponsored by the Lincoln Institute for Research and Education and the "Journal of Labor Research" (Washington, DC, April 6, 1982).