ERIC Number: ED255431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Jobs and the Jobless in a Changing Workplace. 1984 National Issues Forum.
Melville, Keith, Ed.
Appropriate for secondary school social studies, this booklet considers the decline of certain basic industries in the United States and the unemployment which accompanies this decline. The document contains five sections. Section one, "The Blue-Collar Blues," examines the uneven nature of the current economic recovery, which has left many unemployed in industries that were once the core of the nation's economy. "The Visible Hand of Uncle Sam" discusses whether current problems indicate too much or too little government intervention. "Competing in an International Economy" covers the controversy over protectionist measures. "What Do We Owe to the Unemployed?" discusses unemployment programs and the larger issue of what aid the government should provide. The fifth section, "Help Wanted," concludes the booklet by stressing the need to develop measures to ease the difficulties of unemployment and economic change. Two self-administered questionnaires intended for completion before and after participation in a public forum or reading the booklet are included as well as a list of recommended readings. (IS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Decision Making, Economics, Employment, Government Role, Labor Market, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Unemployment
Order Dept., Domestic Policy Association, 5335 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45429 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students
Sponsor: Domestic Policy Association, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: For other National Issues Forum publications, see ED 238 563 and SO 016 315-319.