ERIC Number: ED049503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-5
Reference Count: 0
Recent Findings Underscoring the Need for Linking Counseling and Labor Market Information.
As a result of the manpower development and training act of 1962, the need to know more about the labor market experience of United States citizens has been emphasized. The census bureau has been collecting data since 1966 on the labor market experience of four groups in our population: men 45-59 years of age, women 30-44, and young men and women 14-24. From this longitudinal study, although its findings are still premature, information indicates that: (1) job changes are not as harmful for young men as heretofore considered; (2) possession both typing and shorthand skills for both young and mature black women puts them in a better position in the labor market than those with neither skill or with typing alone; (3) schools and counselors need to take a much more realistic approach to girls who face the problem of raising a family with inadequate education and training for work; and (4) there is a need for continuing education and upgrading for mature women to prevent a downward occupational movement when re-entering the labor force. Questions are also raised concerning the need for a more flexible school system, more vocational training, better counseling services to black youth and better labor market information. (Author/TA)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 4-8, 1971