Cover: Reasons for Income and Employment Differentials in Chicago.

Reasons for Income and Employment Differentials in Chicago.

Published 1973

by G. L. Brunner

Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback48 pages $20.00

Examines the impact of training programs and other factors on the earnings and employment of low-income residents of Chicago. Using regression models and data drawn from the 1969 Urban Employment Survey, the following major conclusions are reached: (1) Participation in training or vocational programs has not raised the trainees' incomes above those of the nonparticipants, nor has such participation had a significant effect upon duration of employment. However, the programs did appear to facilitate entry into the labor force. (2) Income and employment are highly correlated with the level of education. (3) The earnings of blacks and women are substantially lower than those of white males after controlling for level of educational attainment, occupation, and industry of employment. Recommendations are: The structure and success over time of different training programs must be studied further; the retentive powers of various school programs need to be examined; and all methods of eliminating racial discrimination have to be explored. 48 pp. Ref.

This report is part of the RAND report series. The report was a product of RAND from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.