ERIC Number: ED130018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Labor Supply for Lower Level Occupations. R&D Monograph 42.
This monograph systematically explores the implications of changes in the composition of the labor force and of related socioeconomic trends for the availability of workers in lower level occupations (mainly less skilled and/or lower wage blue-collar and service jobs), and assesses the forms of labor market adjustment to be expected, in the event that the projected demands for workers in these occupations exceed the expected supply. After a brief introduction (Chapter l), findings are summarized as follows: Chapter 2 describes the criteria used to identify "lower level" occupations for this study; Chapter 3 provides a broad historical perspective on past sources of workers for these occupations; the occupational and labor supply trends in the 1960-70 decade are described in more detail in Chapter 4; Chapter 5 analyzes the relationship between labor supply factors and relative wages in lower level occupations, based on recent experience; Chapter 6 gives the implications of projected changes in the size and composition of the labor force to 1985 for availability of workers in these occupations; Chapter 7 examines recent employment trends in four selected lower level occupations on a "case study" basis, to provide more insight as to the factors which may influence future adjustments to changes in worker availability for those and similar jobs; some of the manpower policy implications of the study are discussed in Chapter 7; and Chapter 8 presents an assessed outlook for lower level employment and includes the National Planning Association's (NPA) policy recommendations. (WL)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, History, Labor Force, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Occupational Surveys, Socioeconomic Influences, Unskilled Occupations, Wages
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Table 10 (Reduced Form Wage Equation Elasticities...), will not reproduce well due to small type