ERIC Number: ED263313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Education, Training, and Work Experience of the Adult Labor Force from 1984 to 1995.
Barnow, Burt S.
This study describes the overall composition and characteristics of the adult labor force at present and over the next 10 years. Chapter 1 presents and discusses the size, demographic composition, and employment characteristics of the adult/labor force. Chapter 2 provides a description and analysis of the educational attainment of adult labor force, including analysis of English fluency and functional literacy of the labor force. Chapter 3 is concerned with training available to the adult labor force. Chapter 4 examines the work experience of the adult labor force for various demographic groups. Chapter 5 presents evidence on the occupational mobility of the adult labor force. Chapter 6 presents projections of the size and composition of the labor force over the next 10 years, as well as preliminary projections of educational attainment. Four major conclusions are provided in chapter 7: most adults are able to obtain employment, but a significant number of individuals, concentrated among blacks and Hispanics, face serious unemployment problems; the adult labor force is not static in nature; adult training and education are concentrated among those already doing relatively well in the labor market; and the employment situation for the adult force is likely to improve. Three topics for policy considerations are suggested. Appendixes include the methodology used to project educational attainment and a three-page bibliography. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ICF, Inc., Washington, DC.