ERIC Number: ED024517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Employment in Appalachia: Trends and Prospects.
Fuller, Theodore E.
The manufacturing industry's areal and structural growth trends were analyzed for insights into their possible future role in Appalachia's economy. Between 1950 and 1960, total manufacturing employment expanded in large-, medium-, and small-center population areas, in rates inverse to center size. However, absolute gains in employment were concentrated in areas with large- and medium-size urban centers. The growth of industries among areas in the 1950's was essentially in the nationally fast-growing industries for large- and medium-center areas and in the nationally slow-growing industries in small-center areas. It was concluded that: (1) if the trends of the 1950's continue, the growth prospects of large- and medium-center areas in Appalachia appear brighter than those of small-center areas; and (2) the manufacturing industry will have to grow at higher rates in small-center areas to offset existing unemployment and low incomes and to counteract further declines in agriculture and mining. (JAM)
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Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Alabama; Appalachia; Georgia; Kentucky; Maryland; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia