ERIC Number: ED105244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Company Youth Keep: An Empirical Analysis of Job Finding Among Young Men 14-24.
Saunders, David N.
The study examined the personal, social, and economic correlates of job-finding of young men. The data base was the National Longitudinal Survey, 1966-1969. Younger, less educated youth relied more heavily on informal channels. Increasing age and education led to a slight shift from informal to formal channels, although informal still dominated. As white youth matured they relied less on friends and relatives and schools and more on formal methods except schools. For both races increased education led to a rise in the use of formal techniques, particularly schools. While blacks relied more heavily on friends and relatives than did whites, race was less important than social class with higher social class youth showing a greater use of formal channels. Youth using formal channels tended to locate white-collar jobs, particularly professional and clerical; those relying on informal had a greater chance of locating blue-collar jobs. Whites found the highest "quality" jobs through private agencies, newspapers, and the "other" channel. Among both races friends and relatives generally led to lower quality jobs. An extensive review of the literature on job-finding is included. (Author)
Descriptors: Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Employment Services, Individual Characteristics, Job Applicants, Job Application, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Longitudinal Studies, Racial Factors, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences, Surveys, Tables (Data), Whites, Work Experience
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Bryn Manor College