ERIC Number: ED210519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Unemployment--Its Measurement and Meaning. Research on Youth Employment and Employability Development. Youth Knowledge Development Report 2.1.
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
This collection of reports on the measurement and meaning of unemployment consists of 13 papers devoted to some of the deficiencies in youth employment statistics, some of the necessary considerations in their implications, and many of the issues involved in their application to assess program impacts. Analyzed first are the youth labor force statistics obtained from the Current Population Survey and the National Longitudinal Surveys. Teenage entry and exit into the labor market and unemployment flows are discussed. Also examined are job search implications of the transition from school to work and the role of work attitudes and labor market knowledge in establishing stable and successful employment careers. Following a description of economic and sociocultural variables affecting rates of employment are explored. The effects of child labor laws on youth programs are investigated. Included is a discussion of social development and group selection, methods of allocating funds to alleviate teenage unemployment, and the cost of lowering youth unemployment. (MN)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Comparative Analysis, Crime, Cultural Differences, Data Analysis, Delinquency, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Employment Statistics, Information Utilization, Job Training, Labor Force, Labor Legislation, Labor Market, Longitudinal Studies, Males, Measurement Techniques, Military Service, National Surveys, Predictor Variables, Research Needs, Research Problems, Sociocultural Patterns, Unemployment, Work Attitudes, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 029-014-00125-2, $10.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.