ERIC Number: ED118294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Low-Income Rural People in East Central Arkansas Face Roadblocks to Jobs. Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Agricultural Economic Report No. 290.
Davis, Richard N.; And Others
From 1967 to 1971, a total of 742 low income, rural people in east central Arkansas were trained with funds provided by the Economic Opportunity Act (Title III-B). A total of 133 of these people were interviewed and divided into the following subgroups for purposes of comparison; (1) 74 respondents (46 blacks and 28 whites) who had been and remained employed following the III-B training; (2) 29 respondents (20 blacks and 9 whites) employed following III-B training but unemployed at the time of the study; and (3) 30 respondents (28 blacks and 2 whites) who had never been employed following the III-B training. The interviews were designed to solicit information relative to: (1) demographic characteristics; (2) employment history; (3) job attitudes; (4) perceptions; (5) transportation; (6) support for employment; (7) internal-external control; (8) health factors; (9) migration; and (10) Herzberg's job satisfier and dissatisfier factors. Among the first two groups, the main roadblocks to jobs during 1971 were "could not find suitable work" and "laid off from work." Reasons cited for leaving their first job after III-B training also centered on being laid off (32 percent) but included transportation problems (15 percent). Among the third group (predominantly black, unmarried, separated, or divorced females with children) major reasons cited for unemployment were inability to find suitable work (70 percent) and ill health (13 percent). (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Fayetteville.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Economic Opportunity Act 1964