ERIC Number: ED248354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Employment Demands for Agriculture and Agribusiness in New York State. Phase II Final Report. Res. Pub. 81-01.
Berkey, Arthur L.; And Others
This final report summarizes Phase II of the study of employment demand data for agriculture/agribusiness in New York State. Analysis, procedures, findings, recommendations, and products of the study are reported. During Phase II, the final eight months of the study, the data collection was completed; procedures were implemented for conducting telephone interviews of an additional 1,100 non-respondents (both to collect additional data and to determine any differences between respondents and non-respondents). All the survey returns were coded and prepared for computer entry and the data analyzed and interpreted. The final products of the project were prepared and delivered to the sponsor. Questions asked and answered through the study included the following: (1) What kinds of employment demand data should be collected for what time periods? (2) What business areas should be included in the study? (3) How should basic occupational units be defined? (4) What data collection procedures should be used? and (5) What kind of information management system should be developed? Recommendations were made for improved data gathering and analysis as well as for an information management system. Procedures for creating an updating system were proposed and recommended. The appendixes include summary tables giving the employment demand for various agricultural occupations in the state for 1980 and 1982. Other appendixes contain survey forms, sampling procedures, sample tables, and survey procedures. (KC)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Data Collection, Demand Occupations, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Evaluation Methods, Farm Occupations, Followup Studies, Labor Needs, Off Farm Agricultural Occupations, Program Improvement, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statistical Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Occupational Education Supervision.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Inst. for Occupational Education.
Identifiers: New York
Note: For a report of Phase I, see ED 204 625.