ERIC Number: ED079518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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Survey and Analysis of Barbering in Wisconsin. Final Report.
Vircks, Marvin W.
A statewide survey of Wisconsin barbers was conducted to determine their status and opinions on a variety of topics relating to barbering so that action may be taken to improve the careers of present and future barbers. Questionnaires prepared for student, apprentice, journeyman, and master barbers and for barber shop owners were mailed to the 4,253 barbers in the State. The resulting data from 1,632 respondents (38.4 percent) were compiled and analyzed. Although the overall response rate was low, student barbers participation was 95.9 percent. It was found that Wisconsin barbers enjoy their work, although incomes are quite low. Many licensed barbers are employed in other fields of work. Almost one-third of the master barbers are more than 60 years of age. A desire for cosmetology training, in addition to barbering, was expressed by 83.5 percent of the respondents. Need for specialized training to update skills was strongly emphasized to improve barber status. It was recommended that efforts be made to reverse the declining trend of barbering, promote business, and train more barbers. Detailed responses are tabulated in the report and the 5 questionnaire forms used in the survey are appended. (MF)
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Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin