ERIC Number: ED180673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Native Population and Manpower: 1975. A Report.
Bland, Laurel L.
Numbering approximately 62,005 and representing 15.3% of the total Alaska population in 1975, Alaska Natives are a finite and predominately rural subpopulation. However, a significant portion of the Alaska Native Work Force (estimated at 13,854) now resides in the major urban areas and is available to the Statewide Work Force. Statistics from May, 1975, reflect an Alaska Native Work Force employment rate of 70.9%. About 10% of this employment is related to internal Native affairs; an unknown percentage, to rural and seasonal labor; and the remainder, to non-Native endeavors such as the Alaska pipeline. Study results support the opinion that throughout the decade the Alaska Native population will sustain a minimum of 20% to 25% of its total numbers in the Alaska Native Work Force. In the light of fast-changing Alaskan socio-economic conditions, it is crucial to face the realities of available Alaska Native labor and the implications on the Alaska Native social structure and culture of losing manpower to the Statewide Work Force. There is need for identification of the socio-economic impact of pipeline employment on Alaska Natives, manpower needs of Native associations, and rural Alaska Native manpower utilization patterns. (SB)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Culture Conflict, Demography, Economic Development, Employment Patterns, Federal Legislation, Human Resources, Labor Force, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Occupational Mobility, Population Growth, Population Trends, Residential Patterns, Rural Development, Socioeconomic Influences, Statistical Data
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Environmental Resources Services, Inc., Kennewick, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska