ERIC Number: ED400401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Of Heart and Mind. Social Policy Essays in Honor of Sar A. Levitan.
Mangum, Garth, Ed.; Mangum, Stephen, Ed.
This book contains 17 social policy essays on various topics related to labor and full employment policies in the United States. The following papers are included: "Introduction" (Stephen Mangum); "Secular Rabbi: The Life and Times of Sar A. Levitan" (Garth Mangum); "Young Workers, Young Families, and Child Poverty" (Andrew Sum, Clifford Johnson, Neal Fogg); "Ethnic Differences in School Departure: Does Youth Employment Promote or Undermine Educational Attainment?" (Marta Tienda, Avner Ahituv); "MDTA (Manpower Development and Training Act) and CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act); "A Personal Revisit" (Eli Ginzberg); "Vocational Education Accountability in a 'Block-Grant-to-States' World: Historical Perspective" (David W. Stevens); "Employment Service Revisited" (Miriam Johnson); "Contingent Work and the Role of Labor Market Intermediaries" (Audrey Freedman); "Minimum Wage Policy and Research: What's a Person to Believe?" (Stephen E. Baldwin, Robert S. Goldfarb); "Public Sector Job Creation: A Review of Past Experience and Its Relevance to the Future" (William Grinker); "Achieving National Economic and Social Goals: The Counterproductive Role of Post-1965 Immigration Policy" (Vernon M. Briggs, Jr.); "The Baby and the Bath Water: Lessons from the Next Employment and Training Program" (Burt S. Barnow, Christopher T. King); "Toward Quality Programs for At-Risk Youth" (Susan P. Curnan, Alan Melchior, Alan Zuckerman); "Welfare Reform: Lessons from the JOBS (Job Opportunities and Basic Skills) Program" (Irene Lurie, Colletta Moser); "What Should Be Our Human Capital Investment Policy?" (James J. Heckman); "Employment and Unemployment Statistics Revisited" (Markley Roberts); and "The Prospects for Arbitration in the Nonunion Sector" (Trevor Bain). Concluding the book are a 489-item bibliography of works by Sar A. Levitan and a subject index. (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, At Risk Persons, Block Grants, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Legislation, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Essays, Ethnic Groups, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Job Development, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Minimum Wage, Public Policy, Public Sector, Secondary Education, Social Change, Unemployment, Unions, Vocational Education, Welfare Reform, Young Adults, Youth Programs
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4686 (paperback: ISBN-0-88099-171-2; cloth: ISBN-0-88099-172-0).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Manpower Development and Training Act