ERIC Number: ED099598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Labor Market for Policemen.
Walitz, Louise Berman
The project examines shortages of police manpower and analyzes the economic content of police hiring standards. A monopsony explanation of shortages is rejected in favor of a dynamic shortage model and a more rigorous model stressing the interaction of wages, hiring standards, authorized employment levels, and vacancy rates. Through mulitple regression techniques, the characteristics sought by the Oakland (California) Police Department testing process between 1965 and 1971 are defined. The probability of success is greatly increased as years of education increase, and is also raised by previous police experience and high previous wages. It is decreased by minority group status and local residence. Recent changes are reviewed, such as aggressive minority recruiting and affirmative action programs, which have greatly increased minority representation on the force. A review of the literature and a bibliography are included. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economic Research, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Labor Economics, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Law Enforcement, Minority Groups, Personnel Needs, Police, Racial Discrimination, Recruitment, Sex Discrimination, Urban Problems, Wages, Work Experience
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Industrial Relations.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (Oakland)