Center for Labor Market Studies records
The Center for Labor Market Studies (CLMS) was an applied research, evaluation, and policy-oriented technical assistance unit located within the Department of Economics of Northeastern University. It was initially established in 1979 to provide regional leadership for a three year grant that the Economics Department had received from the United States Department of Labor under the Institutional Grant (IG) Program. The IG program was designed to involve the nation’s universities and colleges more fully in the education, training, and professional development of staff in the human resources system at the regional, state, and local levels. In addition to these activities, CLMS began to conduct applied labor market research in Massachusetts, the New England region, and the entire country to train labor market analysts and human resource program planners on research, planning and evaluation techniques, and to assist in the development of improved labor market and occupational information systems and program evaluation systems at all levels.The original CLMS agenda consisted of applied labor market research and analysis, information systems development, employment and training policymaking, and human resource program planning and evaluation. Over the next 25 years, the CLMS broadened its mission to undertake studies on national and regional demographic developments including aging, immigration, disability, families, literacy, and various labor markets. The broader mission also included state and regional workforce development policy.CLMS activities included conducting sponsored and other research on labor market developments, trends and problems, and the outcomes and impacts of employment and training policies and programs. The Center produced a variety of research publications on the above topics, provided a wide array of technical assistance and training activities, was actively involved with employment and training organizations and professional research associations, and disseminated research and evaluation findings to the national and local media. The Center closed in 2014 after 35 years of labor market research. The collection documents the Center’s labor market research and reporting. The majority of the records consist of subject files grouped by topic or project, which include journal article reprints, federal/state/local data, newspaper clippings, notes, and United States legislative bills and hearings transcripts. Some subject files also include draft and final versions of the Center’s research publications. In addition, there are approximately 29 cubic feet of research publications. There are limited amounts of Economics course files throughout the collection. The collection is unprocessed. Accessioned 2015 Mar 26. 94/4-12, 95/1-5
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- ca. 1979-2014
276.50 Cubic Feet (276.50 cubic feet in 273 boxes.)