ERIC Number: ED208216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-22
Relationship Between Preference for Part-Time Work and the Characteristics of Unemployed Youth.
Passmore, David Lynn; Welch, Frederick G.
A study examined the relationship between preferences for part-time work and the characteristics of unemployed youth. Using data from the March 1979 Current Population Survey, the relationship was examined between preferences for part-time work and the characteristics of 2,087 unemployed 16- thorugh 24-year-olds in the civilian, noninstitutional population of the United States. Age and school enrollment were found to be the strongest correlates of desire for part-time work. Gender, race, veteran status, marital status, and educational attainment were related only slightly to part-time job preference. While these data were found to support the notion that most unemployed youths searching for part-time work are 16- to 19-year-olds and enrolled in school, they were not found to indicate anything about the economic significance of youth unemployment. Recommendations were made calling for additional research on the consequences of teenage labor market problems on subsequent adult well-being. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convocation of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (Ellenville, NY, October 22, 1981).