ERIC Number: ED107931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Policy Related Research on Programs for Mid-Life Career Redirection: Vol. 1--Executive Summary.
Pascal, Anthony H.
The report is concerned with the evaluation of existing literature on alternative programs to facilitate mid-life redirection of careers, with a view to identifying how literature in relevant fields can be used by policy makers. The report is a condensed and abbreviated version of the material in Volume 2, Major Findings. Some 300 items of literature were evaluated with reference to internal and external validity and policy relevance. Factors motivating mid-life career change, the rationale for public intervention in redirection, definitions of terms, and target groups are outlined. The literature covered worker dissatisfaction as a factor in redirection; evaluations of education and skill training for older workers, including foreign programs and programs sponsored by government, industry, and unions; and manpower forecasts and career opportunities for redirectors. The adequacy of existing programs and experimental program initiatives are also covered, and followed by recommendations for additional research. (SA)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Adults, Career Change, Educational Programs, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Literature Reviews, Middle Aged Adults, Occupational Aspiration, Policy Formation, Retraining, Special Programs, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. RANN Program.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: For the major findings, see CE 004 096