ERIC Number: ED237786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Northwesterners Out of Work: The Effects of Job Dislocation. Ideas for Action in Education and Work, Issue 8.
Clark, Marilyn; Nelson, Judith
Second in a two-part report on a 1982 study by the staff of the Education and Work program at Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), this issue presents the complete findings from case studies of 44 unemployed men and women. In order to determine how unemployment affects people, NWREL's study identified and explored the following four categories of problems: (1) economic effects; (2) psychological effects; (3) family/sociological effects; and (4) barriers to further education, retraining, and relocation to find employment. Following a brief review of the literature on displaced workers, a profile of the NWREL study participants is given. Findings from the study are discussed for the four categories listed above. In addition, attitudes of displaced workers about the present and future are reported along with expressed needs for services. Recommendations for solutions to the problem of the dislocated worker are offered for the individual, for employers, for unions, for human service agencies, and for education and training organizations. Further study is indicated which will focus on the dynamics of coping with the unemployment experience. For more information and insight into the displaced workers and their problems, 15 publications are recommended. (EM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.