ERIC Number: ED362679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Employer-Provided Training among Young Adults. Data from the National Longitudinal Surveys. Work and Family. Report 838.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
This report examines training provided to young persons by employers during the 1986-90 period. Data from the Youth cohort of the National Longitudinal Surveys provided information on a sample of young men and women who were between the ages of 14 and 22 in 1979 and who have been interviewed annually since then. The study focused on three questions: who received training; the duration of training, as measured in weeks; and the intensity of training, as measured by hours per week. Some of the findings of the study were the following: (1) about 20 percent of workers aged 25-33 in 1990 received company training during the 5-year period; (2) men were more likely to get training than women, although much of this disparity stems from differences in weeks worked by men and women; (3) both education and aptitude appear to have positive and independent impacts on the receipt of company training; (4) those who had employer-provided training spent about 24 hours per week in training for about 7 weeks; (5) among training recipients, men averaged over twice as many hours as women on average; and (6) Blacks averaged more hours in training than Whites or Hispanic Americans. (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth