ERIC Number: ED024812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Supplemental Labor Market Information as a Means to Increase the Effectiveness of Job-Search Activity. Final Report.
Stevens, David W.
The purpose of this study was to discover whether job seekers can be expected to act on the basis of new knowledge about the local labor market, and if they do act, whether their probability of success in finding a job is increased. This supplementary labor market information experiment was conducted in a single employment service office and included 777 male registrants: 390 in the experimental group, 387 in the control group. Twenty-seven percent of the participants were Negro, 80 percent were between 20 and 50 years of age. 46 percent had 12 or more years of education, and 48 percent had three or more dependents. The findings include: (1) The level of search activity for participants of the experimental group was 40 percent higher than the control group, (2) Negro recipients of supplemental information were significantly more successful in finding jobs during the 8-week study period than were Negro participants in the control group, and (3) The receipt of supplemental information did not significantly affect the length of time that the participants were unemployed after registering with the employment service. (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for Research on Human Resources.