ERIC Number: ED023803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Technology and the American Economy. Volume I.
National Commission on Technology, Automation and Economic Progress, Washington, DC.
Public Law 88-444 asked the Commission to identify, assess, describe, and define aspects of technological change and to recommend specific legislative and administrative steps which should be taken by federal, state, and local governments. The Commission was to concern itself for 1 year with the coming decade. Their examination covered (1) The Pace of Technological Change, (2) Creating an Environment for Adjustment to Change--Employment and Income, and (3) Technology and Unmet Human and Community Needs. Recommendations included (1) a program of public service employment in which the government would be an "employer of last resort" for hard core unemployed, (2) an income floor to guarantee economic security of families, (3) compensatory education for persons in disadvantaged environments, (4) the creation of a national computerized job-man matching system, (5) a shift in the administration of employment services from the states to the federal government, (6) the permanent extension of experimental relocation assistance for families stranded in declining areas, (7) exploration of a system of social accounts to make possible assessment of the relative costs and benefits of alternative policy decisions, and (8) continuous study of national goals and evaluation of our national performance in relation to such goals. Appendixes are VT 003 960, VT 003 961, VT 005 794-VT 005 797.
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Progress, Employment, Federal Legislation, Health Needs, Human Resources, Income, Individual Needs, Job Training, Labor Market, National Programs, Planning Commissions, Public Policy, Skill Obsolescence, Technological Advancement, Technology, Unemployment, Urban Environment, Welfare Services, Work Environment, Working Hours
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Authoring Institution: National Commission on Technology, Automation and Economic Progress, Washington, DC.