ERIC Number: ED053261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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The Economic Needs of Neighborhood Youth Corps Enrollees. Final Report.
Goodman, Leonard H.; Myint, Thelma D.
A multistage stratified sample survey of 2,019 Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) enrollees in urban and rural locations was conducted to study the economic needs of the enrollees and the extent to which NYC has satisfied these needs, and to assess the adequacy of current policies of the NYC in relationship to goals established. One out of every four households contained no wage earner other than the respondent, and in another 15 percent, there were only sporadic and part-time workers. For 88 percent of those surveyed, the NYC was the only source of income. The enrollees in the program spent their income wisely. The largest single expenditure was for household maintenance, which included payment for housing, utilities, and food; The next largest was clothing. Relatively small amounts were spent on luxuries or recreation. Generally, the enrollees were pleased with NYC opportunities, and their major complaint was that they were not permitted to work longer hours. A selected bibliography, interview schedule, and the sampling design are appended. (BC)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Disadvantaged Youth, Employment, Expenditures, Federal Programs, Income, Interviews, Records (Forms), Surveys, Tables (Data)
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-186526, MF $.95, see catalog for hard copy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.