ERIC Number: ED069846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
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Determinants of Early Labor Market Success Among Young Men: Ability, Quantity and Quality of Schooling. A Preliminary Report.
Kohen, Andrew I.
As part of a doctoral dissertation, this preliminary analysis of a probability sample, based on data from a national longitudinal study of young men's educational and labor market experiences, examined the determinants of differentials in early labor market success, as measured by hourly earnings and Duncan's index of social status of occupation. The path analysis technique of multiple regression was used with data for about 1,500 men aged 18 to 24 who had at least begun high school but were not in school when interviewed in 1966. This study tested the hypothesis that labor market success could be differentiated by family socioeconomic level, race, educational inequalities, length of schooling, academic ability, and other factors. The number of years of schooling completed was found to be the single most important factor in achieving early job success. Current racial discrimination affected the early occupational success of young black men adversely. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Doctoral Dissertations, Dropouts, Educational Background, Employment Experience, Hypothesis Testing, Longitudinal Studies, Males, Multiple Regression Analysis, Out of School Youth, Socioeconomic Background, Socioeconomic Status, Success, Youth Employment
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio State University