ERIC Number: ED183686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Economics, Youth Unemployment & Neighborhood Revitalization.
Holzman, Michael S.
This document consists of summaries of five separate forums relating to youth employment problems and local development. Each forum consisted of presentations by three individuals from varied backgrounds. Forum participants examined the following trends associated with the youth unemployment problem: (1) the technological structure of business and industry is shifting to more capital intensive activities which create few jobs for unskilled workers; (2) employment has been shifting from agriculture and mining to manufacturing and now to service activities; (3) businesses and industries have relocated in suburban and Sunbelt locations, thereby decreasing the number of jobs available to urban youth; (4) public and private enterprise attempts to encourage employment expansion are not commensurate with the scale of youth unemployment; (5) city and Federal programs which address youth unemployment tend to be inflationary; and (6) many worthwhile and productive jobs are awarded low status and low pay. Suggestions for programs that may alleviate the youth unemployment situation included government supported and heavily monitored work experience, the development of massive industrial retention programs, local development banks to stimulate community investment, and job creation through neighborhood managed community rebuilding projects. (Author/RLV)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Employment Opportunities, Employment Problems, Job Development, Labor Market, Labor Problems, Minority Groups, Neighborhood Improvement, Unemployment, Urban Youth, Youth Employment
Trust, Inc., 53 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604 ($4.00 + $1.00 postage and handling)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Trust, Inc., Chicago, IL.