ERIC Number: ED109364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Phase 2--Optimizing the Benefits of Neighborhood Youth Corps Projects for Rural Youth: A Follow Up Study of 1144 Young Adults.
Miles, Guy H.; And Others
Phase two of the report on the Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) is aimed at finding whether systematic relationships exist between identifiable deficiencies in the rural community and the occupational and social adjustment of rural youth. NYC, designed for rural and urban communities to keep youth in schools, was studied in phase one through a literature survey and extensive field work and, in phase two, through a study of 18 counties in 11 north central States selected on the basis of income, population densities, and outmigration rates. From questionnaires mailed to a random sample of 1,211 rural and 367 urban students (with 476 rural and 167 urban respondents) it was found that those who had previously lived in smaller cities or county seat towns adjusted easily to cities; women adjusted more easily than men; those from more isolated areas preferred to remain in urban areas; high school dropouts adjusted poorly to urban living; and successful adjustment depended on reasons for outmigration. Data from the student sample, rural community surveys, and rural education characteristics are summarized and results tabulated. Recommendations are to redefine and broaden: the population to be served, the NYC administration, program objectives, the term "disadvantaged," and services. (JB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Counseling, Employment Opportunities, Low Income Groups, Questionnaires, Reports, Rural Environment, Rural Urban Differences, Rural Youth, Surveys, Tables (Data), Work Attitudes, Work Experience Programs, Youth Agencies, Youth Employment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 185 881)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: North Star Research and Development Inst., Minneapolis, Minn.