ERIC Number: ED296049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Linking Employment Problems to Economic Status: 1984 Survey. Bulletin 2270.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
This bulletin contains information, culled from the March 1985 Current Population Survey (CPS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), on the employment problems faced by American workers in 1984 and the impact of these problems on the economic status of their families and households. The following employment problems are covered: (1) unemployment; (2) involuntary part-time employment; and (3) low earnings among year-round full-time workers. Among the findings were the following: (1) over 21.5 million persons experienced some unemployment during 1984; (2) slightly more than 14.4 million persons had to work part-time for at least part of the year either because their hours were reduced or because no full-time work was available to them; (3) about 4.5 million workers with year-round full-time work had total earnings below the minimum-wage equivalent of $6,700; (4) 33.7 million persons experienced one or more of the above three employment problems, with 6.8 million having encountered two or more; (5) the total number of persons with employment problems in 1984 was 2.1 million less than the number in 1983; and (6) 25.8 million persons experienced employment problems in an average 4-month span over the first half of 1984. Trends in employment problems since 1984 are identified. Statistics for persons with these problems are linked with data on family and household income. Data are presented on 25 tables. Appendices provide supplementary data, explanatory notes, and comparisons of SIPP and CPS data. (BJV)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Family Income, Family Relationship, Longitudinal Studies, Low Income Groups, Part Time Employment, Poverty, Seasonal Employment, Statistical Data, Unemployment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: For earlier report, see ED 237 724.