ERIC Number: ED054256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Education and Labor Force Participation of the Poor.
Schweitzer, Stuart O.
Studies have shown that participation in the labor force is related to race. 1960 Census data from 193 poor census tracts in Detroit and Chicago show that educational attainment of the urban poor is even more significant than race in determining (1) the level of participation in the work force, and (2) the sensitivity of this participation to rises and falls in the local unemployment rate. High school dropouts are more likely than high school graduates to be discouraged from seeking work when unemployment is high, and they are slower to seek work when employment is rising. (Author/DM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Employment Level, Labor Force, Labor Market, Poverty, Poverty Areas, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Unemployment, Urban Areas
Publications Office, The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 ($1.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.