ERIC Number: ED021962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
Critical Issues in Employment Policy; a Report of the Princeton Manpower Symposium (May 12-13, 1966). Research Report Series No. 109. Symposium (May 12-13, 1966). Research Report Series No. 109.
Harbison, Frederick H., Ed.; Mooney, Joseph D., Ed.
Over 100 representatives of business, labor, government agencies, and educational and research institutions attended the second Manpower Symposium from which these papers and discussion summaries were compiled to encourage efforts by those evolving manpower policy to shape a comprehensive national strategy for the effective development and full utilization of the nation's human resources. The papers (1) "Theory and Measurement of Labor Shortages," by A. M. Ross, analyzed the problem of emerging manpower shortages, (2) "Manpower Policy, Poverty, and the State of the Economy," by J. A. Kershaw, explained the problem of persistent manpower surpluses, (3) "The Wage-Price Issue and the Guidepost," by R. M. Solow, dealt with the role and purpose of the President's Wage-Price Guidepost, (4) "Jobs for the Hard-to-Employ in Private Enterprise," by F. H. Cassell, focused on the myriad of personnel problems arising when a firm hires the disadvantaged, (5) "Teenage Labor Problems and the Neighborhood Youth Corps," by J. D. Mooney, viewed particularly the disadvantaged teenager, and recommended that the content of programs such as the Neighborhood Youth Corps be made a function of the unemployment rate in the local area, and (6) "Coordination among Federal Programs," by R. T. Robson and G. L. Mangum, dealt with the current state of coordination among manpower programs and its influence on program effectiveness and costs. (SL)
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Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Industrial Relations Section.