ERIC Number: ED195796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
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)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Discrimination, Blacks, Career Education, College Students, Demography, Dropouts, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Enrollment, Federal Programs, Health, Hispanic Americans, Job Layoff, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Turnover, Longitudinal Studies, Occupational Aspiration, Out of School Youth, Racial Discrimination, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Student Employment, Unemployment, Young Adults, Youth, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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