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ERIC Number: ED132259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Age, Black Employment, Educational Experience, Educational Needs, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Migrant Workers, National Surveys, Occupational Surveys, Race, Semiskilled Workers, Sex (Characteristics), Socioeconomic Status, Trend Analysis, Unskilled Occupations, Wages
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States