ERIC Number: ED081967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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Entry into the Labor Market: The Preparation and Job Placement of Negro and White Vocational High School Graduates.
Hillsman, Sally Turnbull
This study is concerned with the role of educational institutions as mechanisms of labor market selection, in particular the role of high schools for terminal graduates. The aspects of this process under primary concern are racial differences in economic achievement generated and sustained by educational institutions in their capacity as gatekeepers to the economy. The study examined the economic situation of a group of urban youth--white, Negro and Puerto Rican New York City vocational graduates--at their point of entry into the labor market and during their early career years. Employment and earnings data obtained from their Social Security records was used. The study describes the High School of Fashion Industries in New York City, a vocational high school, and demonstrates the outcome of strategic decision-making processes in the careers of students attending the school and explains how these outcomes come about in terms of the operation of the school. (Author)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Cross Cultural Studies, Economic Status, Entry Workers, High School Graduates, High Schools, Job Placement, Labor Market, Puerto Ricans, Racial Discrimination, School Role, Vocational High Schools, Whites
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-196 824, MF $1.45, HC $6.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Dept. of Sociology.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia Univ.