ERIC Number: ED054336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Career Thresholds: A Longitudinal Study of the Educational and Labor Market Experience of Male Youth. Volume Three.
Kohen, Andrew I.; Parnes, Herbert S.
This progress report summarizes the findings of a third round of interviews with a cohort of young men between 14 and 24 years of age. These 1968 interviews provide data on the changes in educational and employment status during the 2 years between the first and third surveys. The data show that about 30 percent of those in school both years revised their educational goals. Revision of occupational aspirations was found to be strongly associated with discontinuation of formal schooling. Examination of net changes in labor force participation and unemployment rates between the first and third surveys showed that very little of the increase in participation and decrease in unemployment was attributable to labor market conditions. An exception was a rise in unemployment among students, apparently due to a depressed labor market in 1968. In general, leaving school and aging had the expected positive effects on participation. Volumes One and Two of the study are available as MP 000 718 and ED 047 104 respectively. (BH)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.