ERIC Number: ED023802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Outlook for Technological Change and Employment. Technology and the American Economy, Appendix Volume I.
National Commission on Technology, Automation and Economic Progress, Washington, DC.
Findings of a study of the nation's manpower requirements to 1975 are presented. Part I, on the employment outlook, consists of a 10-year projection of manpower requirements by occupation and by industry prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and an analysis of the growth prospects and the state of fiscal policy in the United States economy as of mid-1965 by George Perry. Part II, on the technological outlook, presents (1) a description of the state of computer development and use and speculation on future developments in the general use of computers, by Paul Armer, (2) a description of the specialized art of information processing networks by Merril Flood, (3) an examination of computer applications to industrial process control which reveals an exaggeration both of the number of process control installations and of their employment impact, by Tom Stout, (4) an assessment of computer applications in the fabricating industries, by Eugene Schwartz and Theodore Prenting, which reveals similar exaggerations with the exception of rapid growth in numerical control of machine tools, and (5) ways of projecting future productivity by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Numerous tables and graphs present statistical data. Other appendixes to VT 003 962 are VT 003 961 and VT 005 794-VT 005 797.
Descriptors: Automation, Computers, Employment, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Industry, Information Systems, Labor Force, Occupations, Productivity, Technological Advancement, Unemployment, Wages
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($2.25).
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Authoring Institution: National Commission on Technology, Automation and Economic Progress, Washington, DC.