ERIC Number: ED035765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Occupational Adjustment in the South: Part I. A Summary of Occupational Employment in the South, 1940-1960, and Projections for 1970 and 1980. Center Research and Development Report No. 2.
Matthews, Joseph C., Jr.
Total employment in Southern United States increased 20.1 percent from 1940-50 and 13.6 percent from 1950-60 compared with 25.4 and 14.5 percent for the nation as a whole. The proportion of workers in the South to the entire United States decreased from 26.8 percent in 1940 to 25.4 percent in 1960. Over the 10-year period from 1950-60 the South suffered a net loss of 1.2 million persons and an out-migration of 650,000 Negro workers. For the 20-year period, white collar employment rose by 3.2 million, blue collar by 2.5 million, service by 700,000, while farm employment declined 2.6 million. The change in the size of the labor force was projected to be 25.8 percent from 1960-1970 and 19.6 percent in 1970-80. These projections were greater than for the nation as a whole because of prospects for better education and training programs, reduction in out-migration, changes in age distribution, more urbanization, industrial growth, and more equal employment opportunity in the South. For a report on age distribution and employment participation rates see VT 010 238. (BC)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.