ERIC Number: ED031568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Youth Labor Market. Policy Papers in Human Resources and Industrial Relations No. 12.
Literature on the job-hunting and the work records of young persons in school and during their initial period of adjustment to full-time membership in the labor force is reviewed and evaluated. While this suggests an analysis of the labor market experiences of 14 to 24 year olds, most of the literature to be surveyed deals with a more narrowly defined age group, 14-19 or 16-19. In summarizing what is known, it is anticipated that aspects of the employment, unemployment, and labor force participation of teenagers requiring additional research will be identified. This study typifies the teenage labor force member as being enrolled in school, and seeking part-year and/or part-time work which will yield some income and some work experience. The claims on his time and energy generally do not permit him to seriously compete for jobs on a promotion ladder. Considerably more information is needed concerning the absolute and relative advantages of significant investment in job counseling services, in placing increased emphasis on vocational education, or in establishing youth placement bureaus closely allied to the school. (CH)
Descriptors: Employment Problems, Entry Workers, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Literature Reviews, Research Needs, Unemployment, Vocational Adjustment, Wages, Work Experience, Youth Employment, Youth Problems
Publications Office, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, Museums Annex, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104.
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Authoring Institution: National Manpower Policy Task Force, Washington, DC.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. of Labor and Industrial Relations.