ERIC Number: ED256936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Contemporary Dissertation Research on Employment and Training.
Barth, Peter S.
This monograph summarizes 20 recently completed dissertations representative of research being done in employment and training. Each summary has this format: description of the framework into which the study fits, explanation of its purpose, summary of methodology and type of data, and author's findings and conclusions. Six studies in section I on existing government programs and legislation examine ex-offender labor force programs, local economic development and employment creation, child support enforcement programs, business tax incentives, employee stock ownership, and impact of equal opportunity laws on labor unions. Two dissertations in section II on labor-management questions study the impact of guaranteed annual income on longshoreworkers and development of unionization among teachers. Three dissertations in section III focus on job search behavior, its determinents, and its effects on reemployment. Six dissertations in section IV focus on discrimination. Two examine women's work experience and earning. Others study Asian-Americans in the labr force, dual labor market theory, "dual career," and retirement decisions. Three dissertations in section V on impact of the business cycle study students' responsiveness to economic change in terms of school enrollments, impact on individual health of changes in the business cycle, and employers' responses to changes in demand. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Age Discrimination, Business, Business Cycles, Career Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Economic Change, Economic Development, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment, Employment Programs, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Incentives, Job Development, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Labor Relations, Program Effectiveness, Racial Discrimination, Research, Retirement, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Unemployment, Unions
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Research Council, New York, NY.