TITLE

EMPLOYMENT EFFECTS OF RETRAINING THE UNEMPLOYED

AUTHOR(S)
Solie, Richard J.
PUB. DATE
January 1968
SOURCE
ILR Review;Jan68, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p210
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the effect of government-sponsored retraining programs on the labor market experience of the unemployed in depressed rural areas. Its findings derive from a study of an early Area Redevelopment Act (ARA) training program, which took place in two Appalachian counties of northeast Tennessee. Retraining programs improve the job prospects of the unemployed, according to experience with an ARA program. The extent of the effectiveness of such training programs may be exaggerated by comparisons between trainees and other unemployed workers because of significant differences in socio-demographic characteristics. There is some evidence to suggest that the benefits of training are short-lived and may consist mainly of facilitating a rapid return to gainful employment of the trainees. An alternative hypothesis offered in this article is that retraining benefits may vary directly with changes in the general level of employment.
ACCESSION #
4455829

 

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