ERIC Number: ED074280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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Career Thresholds: A Longitudinal Study of the Educational and Labor Market Experience of Male Youth, Volume 4.
Kohen, Andrew I.
This study is based on data collected in the first through fourth stages of a 5-year longitudinal study of 5,225 young men in the national civilian noninstitutional population who were 14 to 24 years of age at the time of the initial (Autumn 1966) interview. The purpose of this progress report is to describe the magnitudes and patterns of change in personal characteristics and in educational and labor market status that have occurred during the three years between the initial and fourth surveys and between the second and fourth surveys. Analysis of 1969 interview data from approximately 75 percent of the original sample suggest that: (1) high school graduates and dropouts can be distinguished by behavioral, experiential, and attitudinal differences, (2) interfirm movement (change in employer) by out-of-school youth declined sharply with increasing job tenure, (3) a substantial amount of occupational movement occurred among out-of-school youth, (4) a substantial residue of unreality is exhibited in the young men's occupational aspirations, (5) patterns of change reflect the occupational progress expected as careers unfold, (6) instability of educational and occupational goals were exhibited, and (7) the socioeconomic gap between black and white youth was wider in 1969 than when these men first left school. Volumes 2 and 3 are available as ED 047 104 and ED 054 336, respectively. (SB)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.