ERIC Number: ED391898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Labor Market Performance of Non-College-Bound Youths. Working Paper Series.
Hashimoto, Masanori; Miller, Ross A.
A study investigated the labor market transition of youths over the first 8-14 postschooling years using the 1992 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Its primary objective was to develop an understanding of youth labor markets by examining the effects of training and early labor market experiences on economic well-being over a long span of time. Analysis showed that private sector training was rather uncommon among youth during the years immediately following secondary schooling and especially so for high school dropouts. Little conclusive evidence showed that such training during the few years immediately following school conferred lasting labor market benefits as measured by earnings and unemployment experiences several years later. Data did not point to a clear answer as to the determinants of who received training and who did not during those early years. The majority of youth found their first job within 6 months of leaving school, but many of them tended either to quit or to be fired within 3 years of leaving school. Early turnover experiences, along with the time needed to find the first full-time job, appeared to have some impact on later earnings and unemployment experiences. Gender, race, and ability were important determinants of labor market performance. The implication of findings for Ohio youth was that absence of a structured transition from school to work was of concern in Ohio. (Contains 13 references and 13 data tables.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Labor Research.