ERIC Number: ED047104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Career Thresholds: A Longitudinal Study of the Educational and Labor Market Experience of Male Youth. Volume Two.
Zeller, Frederick A.; And Others
This progress report summarizes the findings of a second round of interviews with a cohort of young men between 14 and 24 years of age. These 1967 interviews provide data on the magnitude and patterns of changes in educational and employment status during the 12 months following the first round of interviews. The data suggest that family income and other measures of socioeconomic status have a large effect on the decision to remain in school or return after dropping out, especially for the transition from high school to college. During the period between interviews, labor force participation increased substantially, with a moderate reduction in susceptibility to unemployment, measured while holding demand conditions constant. The large number of job changes occurring among the cohort are consistant with previous studies of entry workers. Noting that these shifts diminish with age within the cohort, the study concludes that these early adjustments contribute to employment stability. The first report is available as MP 000 718. Similar studies on other population subsets are available as ED 026 525, ED 039 331, and ED 043 755. (BH)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.