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ERIC Number: ED177326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Social and Educational Antecedents to Youth Unemployment.
Harrell, Adele V.; Wirtz, Philip W.
Using data provided by the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972, this report examines the amounts of employment and unemployment from 1972-1976 reported by members of the class of 1972 who did not continue their full-time education beyond high school. A summary of findings is presented in chapter 1. Chapter 2 focuses on the relationship of the transition process of youth to adult to the labor market experience. Chapter 3 reviews the literature on status attainment, examining factors of differential labor market success identified in studies of the attainment of occupations with high prestige and/or income. The next three chapters investigate unemployment among youth who did enroll in full-time postsecondary education in the first four years after high school. The effects of family background, personal attributes, educational experiences, and the influence of other persons on cumulative unemployment across the four-year period are reported in chapter 4, along with the analyses of these factors among Black, Hispanic, male, and female subgroups of the sample in chapter 5. Chapter 6 examines unemployment in each of the four years (1972-1976) separately, incorporating the effects of prior labor market experience and transition to adult roles in the prediction of unemployment in later years. The final chapter briefly discusses the characteristics and educational experiences of youth associated with unemployment in the post-high school years. (JH)
Descriptors: Blacks, Economic Status, Educational Experience, Employment, Employment Statistics, Family Characteristics, Females, High School Graduates, Individual Characteristics, Labor Market, Males, Mexican Americans, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Research Reports, Social Influences, Spanish Americans, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Social Research Group.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972