ERIC Number: ED346169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Building the Nation's Work Force from the Inside Out: Educating Minorities for the Twenty-First Century.
Brown, Shirley Vining; Clewell, Beatriz Chu
This paper assesses the new immigration law and its impact on the growing minority segment of the U.S. labor force. It frames the issues raised by the law that concern non-Asian American minority citizens, presents evidence that supports these concerns, and suggests both short-term and long-term policy implications. The analysis begins with an examination of those provisions of the new immigration law that are germane to minority workers, including a brief discussion of competing views of how immigration policies affect U.S. workers. The paper then looks at the status of minorities in the labor force, determining their current location and status in the major occupational categories that comprise the structure of the American work force. This information provides the basis for an examination of minorities in the professional labor market and for examining the link between U.S. education and immigration flows and how the focus on immigration ignores educational reforms that are crucial to the access and training of minorities. A final section briefly discusses the implications of the analysis for public policy as well as initiatives that might be taken by government, employers, and educational institutions. Included are 5 tables and 77 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Blacks, Economically Disadvantaged, Ethnic Discrimination, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Industrial Training, Labor Economics, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Minority Groups, Public Policy, Vocational Education, Whites
Center for Research on Multi-Ethnic Education, University of Oklahoma, Dale Hall Tower, Room 804, 455 W. Lindsey Street, Norman, OK 73019-0535.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Center for Research on Multi-Ethnic Education.