ERIC Number: ED117414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The 1972-73 Quality of Employment Survey. Descriptive Statistics, with Comparison Data from the 1969-70 Survey of Working Conditions.
Quinn, Robert P.; Shepard, Linda J.
The sourcebook of tables presents basic descriptive statistics on all questions asked in the 1972-73 Quality of Employment Survey. Based on the Survey of Working Conditions 1969-70, this second survey obtained data from the same population and repeated the same core measures, with some adjustment. Data for the survey were obtained through personal interviews with 1,496 persons 16 years of age or older, and employed for pay for 20 or more hours a week. General survey methodology and outcome measures are discussed. Tables are grouped into the following area: comparisons among labor standard problem areas, wages and wage loss, hours and other time-related problems, health and safety, transportation to and from work, unions, discrimination, employment agencies, job security, supervision and interpersonal relations, promotions, content of work, meaning of work, and personal characteristics. The article, "Evaluating Working Conditions in American: Is the Sky Really Falling?" summarizes many of the 1973 Survey statistics, and is presented in full. The full 1972-73 survey interview, including the page number in the document that shows the appropriate descriptive statistics for each question, and an updated version of the documentary products for the 1969-70 and the 1972-73 surveys are appended. (LH)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Employee Attitudes, Employment, Employment Problems, Employment Statistics, Individual Characteristics, Interviews, Job Satisfaction, Labor Force, National Surveys, Occupational Surveys, Statistical Studies, Tables (Data), Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes, Work Environment, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.