ERIC Number: ED081961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Hardcore Youth Unemployment.
Forthman, Robert Crooks
This action research project examined the culture of a low-income white youth population in San Pablo, California, and attempted to assist certain youth with employment problems. From May 1, 1969 through August 31, 1970 approximately 100 unemployed youths between the ages of 14 and 24 were located and offered various individual and group social work services. During the course of the study, meetings were held in public facilities and the home of one of the members. It was assumed that group methods of intervention supplemented by flexible individual social work services would facilitate study of the culture of these youth and assist some individuals into jobs and better work adjustment. A great deal of information about the culture was gathered but there was no substantial evidence that services improved employability. (Author)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Cultural Background, Employment Problems, Employment Services, Human Services, Low Income Groups, Social Work, Unemployment, Youth Employment, Youth Problems
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-194 738, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.