ERIC Number: ED193414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
An Exploratory Study to Determine the Need for a Program of Research on the Policy Implications of Illegal Immigration for Youth Employment in the Unted States. Final Report, August 1978 through March 1979.
Scanlon, Arlene P.
A study was conducted to assess the extent of knowledge of the impact of illegal immigration on youth unemployment and to analyze its policy relevance. Data collection methods included source identification and review; interviews with theoreticians, scholars, and administrators; and coordination of information on illegal immigration impact with ongoing research and current events. Data revealed that although little hard data exists on this impact and its interpretation is often contradictory, there is indirect evidence of such impact. Minority youth and illegal immigrant ages, skills, characteristics, geographic concentrations, and areas of employment are similar. However, there is evidence of dual labor markets for both groups within industries. Data on non-Mexican illegal immigrants in the urban North and East is particularly weak. Although youth labor force projections for 1985 indicate that youth population and youth unemployment will decline, racial minority youth population and unemployment will not similarly decline. Research is needed to clarify impacts of illegal aliens on racial minority youth, including analysis of residential survey data, case study of impacted industries and services, statistical studies, and futuristic policy oriented studies of the impact of alien immigration on youth employment. (Two annotated bibliographies are appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Evaluation and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lewis (D. A.) Associates, Inc., Clinton, MD.