ERIC Number: ED055234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Characteristics, Education and Earnings of Technicians. Final Report.
Winnick, Andrew J.
This report is concerned with the classification, education, training, and earnings of technicians. The report seeks an operational definition of the term "technical" and examines how one classifies individuals into the technical category. Improved methods of occupational classification are sought, using the statistical technique of discriminate analysis to evaluate the impact of unreliably classified workers on the patterns of job activities displayed by workers in what was designated as technical occupations. A classification procedure based on the discriminate analysis is employed to allow reclassification of certain of the unreliable workers. The amount and type of education and training of workers in technical occupations are examined and differences in education and training are related to differences in earnings. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Classification, Education, Employment Qualifications, Income, Job Analysis, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Paraprofessional Personnel, Technical Education, Technical Occupations
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 194 560; MF $0.95; See catalog for hardcopy price)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara. Dept. of Economics.