ERIC Number: ED054303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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Houston's Out-of-School Neighborhood Youth Corps: A Comparative Observational Study of the NYC's Impact on the Work Attitudes and Job Futures of Poverty Youths.
Harwood, Edwin; Olasov, Robert
To evaluate the effect of three Houston Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) out-of school programs on work attitudes and job futures of poverty youth as well as to provide recommendations for program improvement, statistical data were gathered from NYC sponsors' reports and from the trainees' personal folders. The accuracy of the data is limited because it was not always known how the sponsors compiled the data, and there were some informational gaps in the trainees' folders. Some major findings were: (1) Few males are in the program because they can earn more money in unskilled and semi-skilled jobs, (2) More females are in the programs because they cannot compete as well for the better paying semi-skilled jobs, (3) Remedial education has been a failure, (4) The agencies that need trainee labor the most are often the least able to hire and pay the lowest wages, and (5) The sponsor faces a serious dilemma in the case of those girls who are of low-level intelligence, unmotivated, or exceptionally deficient in education. Recommendations were made for work stations, counselor caseloads, trainee enrollment, counseling techniques, restrictions on male employment, training courses for females, and financial rewards and bonuses. (SB)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Federal Programs, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Out of School Youth, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Research Needs
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-184978, MF $.95, see catalog for hard copy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Rice Univ., Houston, TX. Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology.