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Author: Sproat, Kezia
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1. Hills, Stephen M.
Shaw, Lois B.
Sproat, Kezia
Teenagers: What Are Their Choices About Work?
In: A Review of Youth Employment Problems, Programs and Policies, Youth Knowledge Development Report: 2:4. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, 1980
Cohort(s): Young Men, Young Women
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): Discrimination, Age; Family Resources; Local Labor Market; Unemployment Duration; Unemployment Insurance; Vocational Training

This paper presents a series of observations and recommendations that would improve teenagers' employability. Family background is a strong but indirect influence on a young person's success in the labor market. School completion is a major determinant of labor market success. Increased knowledge of the labor market and career alternatives is needed. Vocational training even after high school graduation is useful. Temporary unemployment of youth is usually not detrimental to future success. Job shopping appears to be desirable. Public service or subsidized jobs can provide young people with experience and the opportunity to explore the world of work. Teenage pregnancy is a serious barrier to young women's long-term career success. Transportation inadequacy is an impediment to teenage employment. Discrimination accounts for a substantial part of the labor market problems of youth.
Bibliography Citation
Hills, Stephen M., Lois B. Shaw and Kezia Sproat. "Teenagers: What Are Their Choices About Work?" In: A Review of Youth Employment Problems, Programs and Policies, Youth Knowledge Development Report: 2:4. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, 1980
2. Parnes, Herbert S.
Sproat, Kezia
A Description of the National Longitudinal Surveys
In: ARRIVE: Annual Review of Research in Vocational Education, Volume 1. T.L. Wentling, ed. Springfield, IL: University of Illinois Board of Trutees & Illinois State Board of Education, 1980: pp. 322-330.
Also: http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED221682.pdf
Cohort(s): NLS General
Publisher: University of Illinois - Champaign / Urbana
Keyword(s): NLS Description; Research Methodology

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

The National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience began in 1965 when the U.S. Department of Labor contracted with the Center for Human Resource Research, The Ohio State University to conduct longitudinal studies of the labor market experience of four specific age-sex groups of the American population. Under a separate contract with the U.S. Labor Department, the Bureau of the Census was made responsible for the design of the sample, the field work, and data processing. A brief history of the surveys is provided as well as the research possibilities of the data.
Bibliography Citation
Parnes, Herbert S. and Kezia Sproat. "A Description of the National Longitudinal Surveys" In: ARRIVE: Annual Review of Research in Vocational Education, Volume 1. T.L. Wentling, ed. Springfield, IL: University of Illinois Board of Trutees & Illinois State Board of Education, 1980: pp. 322-330.
3. Shaw, Lois B.
Sproat, Kezia
Mature Women in the Work Force: Research Findings and Policy Recommendations from the National Longitudinal Surveys
Report, Columbus OH: Center for Human Resource Research, The Ohio State University, 1980
Cohort(s): Mature Women
Publisher: Center for Human Resource Research
Keyword(s): Discrimination, Sex; Family Resources; Job Training; Marital Dissolution; Sex Roles; Welfare; Widows; Work Attitudes

This report summarizes findings on mature women's experience in the United States labor force by researchers using data from the NLS. Topics covered include women's attitudes toward work, economic consequences of the end of long-term marriages, the effects of time spent out of the labor force on women's earnings, and the disadvantaged economic position of older black women.
Bibliography Citation
Shaw, Lois B. and Kezia Sproat. "Mature Women in the Work Force: Research Findings and Policy Recommendations from the National Longitudinal Surveys." Report, Columbus OH: Center for Human Resource Research, The Ohio State University, 1980.
4. Sproat, Kezia
How Do Families Fare When the Breadwinner Retires?
Monthly Labor Review 106,12 (December 1983): 40-44.
Also: http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1983/12/art7abs.htm
Cohort(s): Mature Women, Older Men
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): Age and Ageing; Employment; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Income Dynamics/Shocks; Leisure; Life Satisfaction; Retirement

This review article focuses on recent NLS-based research on retirement. Using the older men's data, researchers have found stark differences in the effects of retirement on family life, depending on the retiree's reason for leaving the work force. Poor health forces many to retire early and the families of such men often suffer economic disadvantages; but the trend to early retirement is largely driven by the increasing attractiveness of pensions with early retirement provisions, which make retirement economically feasible for those covered by such plans. The 1980 NLS survey also included questions about leisure time activities, attitudes toward retirement and life satisfaction. Health, occupational level, and family income influenced the extent of purposeful leisure time activities, which in turn influenced satisfaction. Women's retirement plans were independent of their husbands' except when both spouses were the same age.
Bibliography Citation
Sproat, Kezia. "How Do Families Fare When the Breadwinner Retires?" Monthly Labor Review 106,12 (December 1983): 40-44.
5. Sproat, Kezia
Using National Longitudinal Surveys to Track Young Workers
Monthly Labor Review 102,10 (October 1979): 28-33
Cohort(s): NLSY79, Young Men, Young Women
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): Employment; Unemployment, Youth

How can young people's employment difficulties be resolved, or better still, prevented? Data from the NLS of Young Men, Young Women, and NLSY hold rich potential for answering questions about labor force dynamics as they affect youth employment and unemployment. This article summarizes recent findings and ongoing research based on the three NLS youth cohorts.
Bibliography Citation
Sproat, Kezia. "Using National Longitudinal Surveys to Track Young Workers." Monthly Labor Review 102,10 (October 1979): 28-33.
6. Sproat, Kezia
Churchill, Helene
Sheets, Carol T.
The National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience: An Annotated Bibliography
Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1985
Cohort(s): NLS General
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Keyword(s): Labor Market Surveys; Longitudinal Data Sets; Longitudinal Surveys; NLS Description

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

This compendium summarizes almost 900 research articles, working papers, and dissertations completed from the mid- 60s through the mid-80s utilizing data from the five NLS cohorts. Arranged alphabetically by primary author, each entry includes an abstract, a series of keywords identifying the research areas addressed, as well as an identification of the NLS cohort(s) utilized in the research. To facilitate use, indices are provided which allow the reader to locate NLS research articles via authors and coauthors, title, subject areas, as well as cohort(s).
Bibliography Citation
Sproat, Kezia, Helene Churchill and Carol T. Sheets. The National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience: An Annotated Bibliography. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1985.