ERIC Number: ED236221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways to the Future, Vol. III. The National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth Labor Market Experience in 1981. Final Report.
Borus, Michael E., Ed.
This report is based on data from the 1979, 1980 and 1981 waves of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth Labor Market Experience. These data were collected for a nationally representative sample of 12,686 youth in 1979, 12,141 in 1980 and 12,195 in 1981. This report contains four analytical chapters. Chapter One investigates those characteristics of jobs that make them desirable to youth. In sum, youth jobs that are satifying should provide security, genuine skill acquisition, and a healthful work environment. Chapter Two examines the relationship between crime and employment using a model that combines economic and sociological approaches. Chapter Three investigates the effects of two determinants of educational aspirations and delinquent behavior: high school students' participation in their school's informal social system (measured by non-class and non-studying time spent at school) and their expression of positive sentiments towards their schools. The final chapter tests the findings of Coleman, Hoffer and Kilgore who conclude that public secondary schools provide an inferior education relative to private schools. The clear conclusion was that being in the college preparatory curriculum in either public or private secondary school is much more critical than the type of school for maximizing the two educational outcomes. An executive summary is included. (BW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Adolescents, Age Differences, College Preparation, Crime, Delinquency, High School Students, Job Satisfaction, Longitudinal Studies, Private Schools, Public Schools, Racial Differences, School Attitudes, School Effectiveness, Sex Differences, Social Life, 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