ERIC Number: ED054489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-7
Reference Count: 0
Labor Market Experience of Minority Youth in Poverty Neighborhoods.
Stambler, Howard V.
The numbers, family status, educational disadvantages, homelife, income, and employment experience of minority youth, primarily blacks, are discussed, utilizing much supportive statistical data. After presenting the general picture, the author narrows his focus to the specific skill and training needs and deficits of minority youth from slum and poverty neighborhoods. Some of the findings of a 6-city Bureau of Labor Statistics Urban Employment Survey are elaborated, which describe the job situation for youth and other poverty residents. The results show clearly the economic and social consequences of many years of neglect and discrimination, and the poverty and underemployment that are caused by lack of skill, training, education, and counseling. The author concludes that these advantages while not a panacea, can be the key to a more satisfying life for minority youth. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association convention, Atlantic City, N. J., April 4-8, 1971