ERIC Number: ED267137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reducing Urban Unemployment. What Works at the Local Level.
McCarthy, William H.; And Others
This booklet considers the problems of urban unemployment and presents 21 case studies of urban areas dealing with the problem. The first chapter defines urban unemployment and classifies barriers to employment, trends in unemployment, and types of unemployed persons. Chapter 2 describes some general principles necessary to successfully combat the problem on the local level. There are two major considerations which make a program successful: (1) differentiating the groups needing help, i.e., disadvantaged youth, hard to employ adults, and dislocated workers; and within these groups identifying the problem specific to where they live and work; and (2) specifically tailoring the programs to meet the needs identified above. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 present the case studies, subdivided according to the particular group served (disadvantaged youth, hard to employ adults, dislocated workers). Each case study is presented in a summarized form and a contact person is listed at the end of each. The sources of initiative for the variety of programs surveyed include local elected officials (responsible for nine of the 21), private industry (responsible for six), community based organizations (responsible for five), and foundations (responsible for one). (CG)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Dislocated Workers, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Job Training, Local Government, Local Issues, Nontraditional Education, Private Financial Support, Program Descriptions, Unemployment, Urban Areas, Youth Programs
Publication Sales, National League of Cities, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004 ($15.00 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National League of Cities, Washington, DC.