ERIC Number: ED266350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Demographics of Alcohol Use among Young Americans: Results from the 1983 National Longitudinal Survey of Labor Market Experience of Youth.
Crowley, Joan E.
This document gives results of research on alcohol use by young Americans from the 1983 National Longitudinal Survey of Labor Market Experience of Youth, a survey of a large, nationally representative sample supplemented by samples of blacks, Hispanics, and economically disadvantaged non-black, non-Hispanic youth and covering the entire range of educational levels. This report focuses on three issues: (1) an assessment of the consistency of responses between 1982 and 1983; (2) a description of the demographics of drinking patterns using indices developed from the 1983 data; and (3) a description of the occupational patterns of drinking among young people. It is noted that questions about the age respondents began drinking and drinking patterns in the last week and month were asked in the survey. Since the survey was self-reporting, test validating measures are described and the issues of response accuracy and response bias are addressed. The report describes measurements and definitions of categories of drinkers. Descriptions of drinking patterns are given with variations in drinking patterns by demographic characteristics including age, sex, and race. Socioeconomic factors relating to alcohol consumption including poverty status, educational attainment, family background, religious background, and parental background are discussed. The effects of occupation and industry on drinking are given. Thirty-three tables of survey results are included. Broad conclusions are discussed. The alcohol use section of the survey is appended. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.
Note: For related document, see CG 018 831.