ERIC Number: ED261107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways to the Future, Vol. IV. A Report on the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth Labor Market Experience in 1982. Revised.
Baker, Paula; And Others
The six papers which comprise this report analyze the labor market experience of youth as reflected in the 1982 results of a longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of 32.9 million young people who were ages 14-21 as of January 1, 1979. Chapter 1, "The Nature and Consequences of High School Employment," by Ronald D'Amico and Paula Baker, reports that by the tenth grade about one third of students were employed for at least one week, with white males showing the highest percentage, and that the effects of employment on schooling appear to be positive. Chapter 2, "A Longitudinal Study of Reservation Wages, Duration of Job Search, and Subsequent Wages," by Choongsoo Kim, expands on previous studies concerned with whether the length of the job search period leads to subsequent wage gains. Chapter 3, "The Effectiveness of Job Search and Job Finding Methods of Young Americans," by John Wielgosz and Susan Carpenter, examines whether particular job search methods exert a significant influence on the duration of job search and level of job satisfaction. Chapter 4, "Race, Employment, and Educational Attainment," by Joan E. Crowley, argues that young people's desire for education is strong, and that their expectations are closely predictive of actual attainment. Chapter 5, "Long-Term Outcomes of Government-Subsidized Employment and Training Programs," also by Crowley, reports that such programs had little effect on subsequent employment either in terms of pay or of job satisfaction. Finally, Chapter 6, "The High School Dropout in an Overeducated Society," by William R. Morgan, discusses the finding that, by 1982, 4.8 million youth (14 percent of the 17-24 age youth cohort) had left high school and had no diploma or GED certification. (KH)
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.