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ERIC Number: ED034163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 52
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On-the-Job Training and the Older Worker.
Taylor, Vienna Siders
Based on information (1966-67) from the on-the-job-training program of the Iowa State Manpower Development Council, this study analyzed variations in placement among 123 applicants aged 45-65. Questionnaire variables were race, sex, age, marital status, physical or social handicap, education, weeks unemployed, occupational level, financial support, and willingness to relocate. The typical applicant appeared to be a 52 year old married white male, unskilled (10.4 years of education), with two dependents, a social or physical handicap, and 5.3 weeks unemployment without unemployment compensation or other relief; he preferred local employment to relocation. Compared to unplaced workers, those placed were younger, were less willing to relocate, received much less outside income, and had a few more females and whites, a larger proportion married (21% more), higher educational attainment (by 4%), and 41% unmarried or divorced, socially handicapped, and relatively undereducated, but willing to relocate. Implications of these and other findings were suggested. (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.
Note: M.S. Thesis