ERIC Number: ED033212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Mission of Manpower Policy. Studies in Employment and Unemployment.
Bakke, E. Wight
The rationale for present manpower programs and its utility for future manpower policy are discussed. The approach focuses attention on such questions as the following: Does the present de facto meaning of manpower policy, which is implicit in what is now being attempted in the so-called "manpower programs," exhaust the potential operational meaning of that policy? Is there a more comprehensive and basic meaning which can govern the current and future development of programs, a development which is oriented toward the nation's total manpower problems, of which that concerning the disadvantaged is only a part? Indeed, is concentration on the meaning of manpower policy implicit in the present programs inhibiting the realization of that more comprehensive and basic concept of manpower policy which could give direction to government action in this area? These problems are related to the maintenance of resources (both supply and demand) and the processes of a system of particularized employment, which is the foundation not only for the economic and social well being of all workers, but also for the economic and socialist ability and progress of the nation. (Author/CH)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, History, Labor Force Development, Objectives, Policy Formation, Program Evaluation, Public Policy
W.E. Upjohn Institute, 1101 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (no charge for single copies)
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Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
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