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ERIC Number: ED132259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Pages: 462
Abstractor: N/A
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The Labor Supply for Lower Level Occupations: Final Report. Volume I.
Wool, Harold; Phillips, Bruce D.
This study examines the hypothesis that the labor supply for "lower level" occupations will be significantly reduced as a result of such trends as occupational upgrading of black workers, increased education, and the prospective reduction in number of new entrants to the labor force. Chapter I reviews a number of theoretical and empirical criteria for ranking of occupations and describes the methods followed in arriving at a status grouping of occupations for the present study. Chapter II includes a broad historical review of the earlier sources of manpower for lower level jobs, identifying the successive contributions of black workers, immigrants, farm-to-city migrants, and of other disadvantaged categories, in relation to the changing occupational needs of the economy. Chapter III presents the results of a detailed analysis of 1960-70 trends in occupational labor supply, by such characteristics as age, sex, race, educational level, and nativity. A technical appendix to this chapter describes the procedures followed in adjustment of 1960-70 Census occupational statistics for the trend analysis. And Chapter IV analyzes the relationship between labor supply and relative wages in lower-level occupations, based on examination of aggregate 1960-70 trends and on a cross-sectional analysis of inter-area wage differences based on 1970 Census data. (WL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States