ERIC Number: ED089905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Acoma Reservation Manpower Resources. Indian Manpower Resources in the Southwest: A Pilot Study. Occasional Paper Number 5.
Taylor, Benjamin J.; O'Connor, Dennis J.
The pilot study reported in this monograph is part of a larger study that includes data on 5 Southwestern American Indian reservations. Its primary purpose is to provide basic manpower information essential for planning and developing effective services and programs for the Acoma Pueblo Indians. Manpower resource characteristics are presented for age and sex, family characteristics, and educational attainment. Although population registers maintained by the Bureau of Indian Affairs listed 1, 654 people 16 years of age or older, when a random sample of 500 of these names was selected, only 275 could be located on the reservation. On the basis of this, the population 16 years of age and over is estimated at 910 people. It is noted that about 41 percent of the Acoma working-age population are in the labor force. Information is presented on sources of income and consumation patterns. The consumption patterns show that Acoma families depend heavily upon off-reservation stores for their consumer goods. A major conclusion was that Acoma successes in raising their level of living will be dependent upon their ability to obtain off-reservation employment. (PS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Consumer Economics, Economic Factors, Family Characteristics, Income, Labor Force, Labor Force Development, Living Standards, Sex (Characteristics), Tables (Data), Unemployment, Work Experience
Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281 (Free while supply lasts)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Employment Service.; Arizona State Employment Service, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Business Administration.