ERIC Number: ED021978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Manpower Policy and Programs in Five Western European Countries: France, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Sweden and West Germany. Manpower Research Bulletin Number 11.
Earl, Lewis H.; And Others
For each of the countries, the current manpower policies are described, the development of manpower policy in relation to other national goals is explained, and major elements of manpower programs are discussed. Information was obtained from selected published materials. Some general findings are: (1) Measures to achieve full employment, economic growth, stable prices, and a sound monetary policy were well integrated and coordinated, (2) Information developed from programs and research related to manpower and the labor force were often used by policy makers, (3) Although published statistics often are lacking, there is generally good communication of information to all concerned with matching jobs and workers, (4) Adult training for employment was a permanent part of the manpower program in all five countries, (5) Public works were used in several countries to combat cyclical and seasonal unemployment, (6) Much attention was given to future demand and availability of workers, and (7) The agencies in the manpower administration of the five countries have different functions and different degrees of authority. A selected bibliography includes both publications containing general information and those containing information for each of the five countries. (EM)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Bibliographies, Career Guidance, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Occupational Mobility, Public Policy, Unemployment, Vocational Education
Manpower Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: France; Great Britain; Netherlands; Sweden; West Germany