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ERIC Number: ED274736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-20
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Report to the Ford Foundation by the Task Force on Economic Well-Being and Employment.
Estrada, Leobardo; And Others
A research and policy agenda for addressing issues related to the Hispanic worker in the United States is provided in this report, which was prepared by the Ford Foundation's Task Force on Employment and Economic Well-Being. First, the theoretical basis of the Task Force's recommendations is outlined. This was based on the observation of three trends: the historically lower social and economic characteristics of Hispanics in the United States; the restructuring of the economy (associated with the decline of manufacturing and the rise of high-tech industry); and the demographic restructuring of the labor force (which has widened the gap between high-paying, "professional" jobs and low-paying service jobs). Following this discussion, six recommendations are presented and discussed: (1) research should be conducted at all appropriate sub-ethnic, regional, migration status, and industry levels (to ensure the identification of relevant problems and solutions); (2) international studies should be made of labor flows from Latin America and Mexico to the United States and their impact on the employment of American Hispanics; (3) analysis of the relationship between Hispanic workers and organized labor should be funded; (4) the abilities of the Job Partnership Training Act programs to provide employment opportunities for Hispanics in all sectors with regionally-oriented programs should be studied; (5) priority should be given to programs which encourage research on the relation of Hispanic small businesses to community development; (6) research should provide a theoretical framework and empirical analysis of how macro- and micro-dimensions of the labor market differentially structure worker-employer outcomes. Two appendices include a list of Task Force participants and summaries of working sessions on Hispanic businesses and entrepreneurship, Hispanic immigrant labor, training and labor market discrimination, and statistical data on questions of labor market outcomes. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A