ERIC Number: ED220602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Dislocated Workers: Issues and Federal Options. Background Paper, A CBO Study.
Of the currently unemployed workforce, a portion (100,000 to 2.1 million) can be termed dislocated workers. Even as the economy recovers from the current recession, these involuntarily unemployed workers will face serious problems finding new jobs because of structural changes in the economy. Current unemployment and training programs often do not address the needs of dislocated workers, either because of limits on the scope of their services or because the programs are targeted to disadvantaged persons. In light of these problems, the United States Congress will have to determine whether to provide special aid for dislocated workers. Eligibility for the aid could be defined in terms of one or many of the traits of dislocated workers, including displacement in a declining industry, displacement in a declining occupation, residence in a declining geographic area, length of previous job tenure, age at the time of severance, and duration of joblessness. Another approach might be to limit assistance to workers dislocated because of plant closings. Approaches to aid for dislocated workers could include job search assistance, skill traininq and other education, relocation assistance, income replacement, or some combination of these options. These issues and problems will have to be considered by Congress in the near future as the end of the recession spotlights the unemployment problems of a changing economy. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Government Role, Job Layoff, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Underemployment, Unemployment Insurance
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Congressional Budget Office.