ERIC Number: ED034163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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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)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Disadvantaged, Educational Background, Females, Financial Support, Investigations, Job Placement, Males, Marital Status, Masters Theses, Middle Aged Adults, Mobility, Occupations, Older Workers, On the Job Training, Persistence, Physical Disabilities, Race, Unemployment
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.
Note: M.S. Thesis