ERIC Number: ED292921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan-13
Reference Count: N/A
National Goals--Employment and Poverty. Hearing on Reviewing the State of Employment in America before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This hearing before the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources focuses on national goals for employment and poverty reduction. Testimony was heard from government officials, union representatives, economists, and other interested persons. Excerpts from articles and publications were submitted for review. The testimony included the following points: (1) the minimum wage is not a living wage; (2) an increase in the minimum wage would increase inflation; (3) three groups whose needs must be addressed are dislocated workers, disadvantaged youth, and families in need of daycare; (4) over 90 percent of the new jobs will be in the service sector; (5) the educational skills of the work force must be upgraded; (6) much of the funding for jobs programs has been cut by the Reagan Administration; and (7) a national policy is needed to promote full employment. Much of the debate focused on whether or not employment has increased or decreased in the past decade. The session closed with accusations that the panel of witnesses was selected poorly, as evidenced by a political imbalance in the various statements. (VM)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Employment, Influences, Job Training, Labor Force, Minimum Wage, Poverty, Public Policy, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
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