ERIC Number: ED156849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Jobs for Americans.
Ginzberg, Eli, Ed.
Written under a contract with the National Commission for Manpower Policy, this book contains eight chapters (each by a separate author) intended to aid in charting a national employment strategy and assessing the goal of full employment. Three main themes that pervade the book are (1) the responsibility of the federal government to create jobs, (2) the shaping of governmental and nongovernmental policy to eliminate job discrimination against women and minorities, and (3) the limits of an expanded job program and alternative methods of providing support. In the first three chapters Moses Abramovitz, Robert M. Slow, and Arthur M. Okun review the reasons why the federal government has been so slow in recognizing the employment problem. Then, Lloyd Ulman describes traditional manpower policies and emphasizes that a well designed and implemented policy would broaden job opportunities for the disadvantaged. Both Barbara R. Bergmann and Andrew F. Brimmer continue this discussion of the effect of expanded employment on women and blacks, summarizing the nature of discrimination, the economic progress of minorities to date, and the need for further governmental efforts. In conclusion, Robert J. Lampman and Juanita M. Kreps consider two problems related to employment: first, the continuing need for welfare systems (income transfers) despite the successfulness of a federal job creation program, and second, the need for greater freedom in the timing of work in the life cycle and the extent to which people work. (ELG)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economic Research, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Time Perspective, Unemployment, Welfare
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 (Spectrum Book S-AA-42, $4.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Assembly, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: United States