ERIC Number: ED157985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Lingering Crisis of Youth Unemployment.
Adams, Arvil V.; And Others
The study is based on an analysis of recent trends in youth unemployment from published sources and on additional analysis of a national sample of young men and young women 16 to 18 years of age who were followed longitudinally over a seven year period in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The book establishes the dimensions of youth unemployment and its underlying causes and consequences, determines the priorities that should be attached to the problem, and suggests policies that would lead toward its solution. Individual articles focus upon: (1) the nature of youth unemployment; (2) postwar trends in youth employment; (3) youth unemployment in the mid 1970s; (4) the effects of a changing economy upon youth unemployment; (5) the transition from school to work; (6) the relationship between early work experience and future employability; and (7) a reassessment of youth unemployment. Among the most significant findings of the study are: (1) joblessness among out of school teenage youth carries with it a "hangover effect." That is, those who have unfavorable early labor market experiences are less likely than others to have favorable subsequent experiences; and (2) education and training have a significant positive effect upon the employment and earnings of youth by race and sex. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Longitudinal Studies, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Whites, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Youth Problems
W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Human Resources Inst.