ERIC Number: ED154049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
In the introduction to this conference report, the problem of youth unemployment is reviewed and youth unemployment rates for 1976 are analyzed. Lester C. Thurow's study is presented as a discussion of the problem of youth unemployment. He examined the impact of economic growth, looked at the significance of the effect of unemployment on youth, and discussed the belief that youth unemployment is of short duration. In addition, he gave evidence against claims that youth unemployment is high because of voluntary quitting. He also examined the question of the school status of unemployed youths, and looked at the impact of the mininum wage. As a result of his study, he suggested policy options focusing on two methods of increasing employment opportunities: increasing the private sector employment demand for young workers, or increasing that demand through direct government programs. A conference discussion of Dr. Thurow's paper is presented. (MC)
Descriptors: Blacks, Economic Factors, Economic Progress, Employment Opportunities, Employment Statistics, Government Role, Minimum Wage, Part Time Employment, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Unemployment, Whites, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Office, The Rockefeller Foundation, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036 (n.c.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: Report of a conference on Unemployment of Youth and Policy Alternatives (New York, New York, May 18, 1977)