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ERIC Number: ED195796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Pages: 605
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways to the Future: A Longitudinal Study of Young Americans. Preliminary Report: Youth and the Labor Market--1979.
Borus, Michael E.; And Others
This monograph presents preliminary cross-tabulation analyses of the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Labor Market Experience of 12,693 youth of ages 14-21 who will be interviewed annually for at least five years. (Hispanic; non-Hispanic black; and non-Hispanic, non-black, poor youth were oversampled.) Each of the twenty-four topics studied is the focus of a chapter. Chapters address (1) demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the youth in this age cohort; (2) youth employment status; (3) youth employment conditions (jobs); (4) youth employment patterns (1978); (5) government sponsored employment and training programs; (6) working students; (7) youth not in school or the labor force; (8) job turnovers and job leavers; (9) job search activities; (10) perceptions of discrimination and barriers to employment; (11) willingness to work; (12) health status of youth; (13) attitudes toward school; (14) educational aspirations and expectations; (15) experience of high school students according to variations in their curriculum; (16) high school dropouts; (17) college student population; (18) first job after leaving school; (19) desire for occupational training; (20) aspirations for age 35; (21) ideal, desired, and expected fertility; (22) attitudes toward women working, fertility expectations, and their relation to educational and occupational expectations; (23) knowledge of world of work; and (24) influences on life decisions. Appendixes include information on sampling methodology and the approximately 175-page questionnaire used. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Labor Market Experience for Youth