ERIC Number: ED109385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Manpower Planning, Occupational Education, and Labor Mobility. DASP Technical Paper No. 1.
Kaufman, Jacob J.; Sumansky, John M.
The report details the implications of mobility for manpower planning, traces the impact of mobility on planning for the training and development of skilled manpower, and summarizes the factors influencing labor mobility drawn from a review of the relevant literature. The first section introduces the problem, summarizes factors affecting labor mobility, and discusses implications for manpower and educational planners. It emphasizes that criteria must be established so that the most efficient means of allocating resources and effort are used in manpower planning and in developing educational and training programs. Several criteria are discussed: market, social demand, rate of return, and manpower requirements. Also described are labor mobility and its impact on manpower and occupational education planning in the United States, as well as various approaches to planning (employer surveys, extrapolations of trends, econometric techniques, and the job vacancy-occupational outlook). The following section focuses on the central issue of geographic labor mobility and its determinants. The mobility of Negroes and agricultural workers is also examined. The conclusions stress the strengthening of the planner's role in developing training and educational programs, providing job opportunities, and other relevant services. A bibliography and appended tables complete the document. (JB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Area Studies, Black Employment, Demography, Educational Planning, Geographic Location, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Turnover, Labor Utilization, Literature Reviews, Migration, Mobility, Occupational Mobility, Relocation, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.