ERIC Number: ED448972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
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Estimating Employer Demand for County Level Educational Attainment: A Case Study of Taylor County, West Virginia. Research Paper 2004.
An on-going study is examining a method proposed by S. Goetz and D. Debertin for estimating demand for educational attainment at the county level by using secondary data. The method produces compact information showing the relationship between employment, occupation, and educational attainment, information not available at the county level. The method offers a way to obtain such information without conducting a costly and time-consuming survey. The information obtained allows local government to estimate the quality-type of workers (as reflected by their educational attainment) required by particular types of occupations demanded by private businesses in the county, and to assess the training needs of its workforce. A case study of Taylor County, West Virginia, was conducted using 1990 census data and data from the Current Population Survey and Occupational Employment Statistics Survey for 1997. Four different methods were shown to be feasible for generating the pattern of occupational distribution of employer demand for workers with various education levels. Two main assumptions of the Goetz-Debertin method were evaluated: a fixed proportion of types of education required per individual occupation, regardless of sector, and a fixed proportion of types of occupation required per individual sector. (Contains 17 data tables and figures.) (SV)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Demand, Employment Patterns, Labor Market, Research Methodology, Rural Areas, Statistical Inference
For full text: http://www.rri.wvu.edu/pdffiles/christiadi.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. TVA Rural Studies Program.
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia