University of Oregon: Institute of Industrial and Labor Relations

Koch, James L.
October 1973
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Oct73, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p160
Academic Journal
The article presents information related to research programs on labor relations, organized at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Researcher Eaton Conant is completing a detailed study of teacher and teacher aide utilization patterns in public schools, focusing on how the use of teacher aides affects teacher productivity and student achievement. Professor James Koch is completing research on the job and career needs of technicians, comparing these needs with patterns of organizational utilization. He is engaged in a study of turnover and turnover costs in selected port-of-entry jobs in the public sector, especially those jobs in which the turnover of disadvantaged personnel is high. Researchers are examining policies and practices of thirty-four companies regarding the retention and retirement of older employees, for a study of older workers and their transition from work to retirement. A study of the factors affecting the increase in labor force participation rates of females during the period 1950-70, with primary emphasis on the effects of equal opportunity legislation and the growth of the women's liberation movement is also being conducted in the university.


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