ERIC Number: ED080900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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Analysis of Labor Market Adjustments in the Clerical Temporary Help Market: 1953-1960.
This report is a theoretical and empirical study of the clerical temporary help labor market with particular reference to how that market was affected by changing states of the permanent labor market. Special attention is paid to the hiring process and to the determination of worker quality over the business cycle. Data for the study were obtained from a large temporary help service (THS) in San Francisco; in all, there are 10,000 clerical workers (typists and stenos) in the sample, which covers eight years (32 quarters). The most significant findings for manpower analysis are that in each market the average quality of those used deteriorated as the number dispatched rose, other things equal. This suggests that the THS selected only its best applicants for use in any given period, although other tests demonstrated that only in very "loose" labor markets did the THS discriminate among its "acceptable" applicants in making assignments. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Clerical Workers, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Employment Services, Labor Economics, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Labor Utilization, Personnel Selection, Temporary Employment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-202 935, MF$1.45 HC$3.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University