ERIC Number: ED312467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Trends--Education, Employment, Population: Challenge 2000.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This document consists of a volume of predictions for education, employment, and population trends expected to occur by the year 2000 in the 15 states of the southern region of the United States and supporting tables that appear in the technical appendix. The following are among the predictions concerning population and enrollment trends: (1) the southern region's population will grow to 92.4 million and will constitute one-third of the nation's population; (2) the nonwhite population will increase by almost 16 percent, and the white population will increase by 14.5 percent; and (3) public school enrollments will increase by nearly 10 percent, but almost as many states will have declines in school enrollments as will have gains. The following are among the predictions concerning educational attainment: (1) 85 percent of those 25 years and older will have completed 4 years of high school; (2) more than 30 percent of Blacks and 50 percent of Hispanics will not have completed high school; and (3) 24 percent of the region's adult population will have completed 4 or more years of college. The following are among the predictions concerning employment and the labor force: (1) there could be 10.6 million new jobs in the region and 9 million more workers; (2) all states in the region will have experienced declines in agriculture employment and rapid gains in service industries; and (3) 64 percent of every 100 new workers will be women, and 23 of every 100 will be nonwhite. The technical appendix provides tables, by state, of projected population changes, educational attainment levels 1980 and projected in 2000, labor force projections, projected employment changes, and projected new jobs by occupation, as well as a list of educational goals for states, schools, and colleges. (CML)
Descriptors: Employment Projections, Enrollment Projections, Futures (of Society), Long Range Planning, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Regional Characteristics
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($7.50; technical appendix: $10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.