ERIC Number: ED242981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Defense Contracting and Vocational Education in Illinois.
Kjos, Diane; And Others
A study examined the relationship between defense contracting and vocational education in Illinois. During the study, researchers analyzed data from a variety of national and Illinois state data sources, including the Department of Defense, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, the Research and Analysis Division of the Illinois Bureau of Employment Security, and the Illinois Bureau of Budget. Data from these sources indicated that defense contracting amounted to $1.3 billion in 1982. This figure amounted to approximately 10 percent of the state's expenditures or 1 percent of its gross state product for fiscal 1982. Thus, defense spending had a major impact on employment and related training programs in the state. Analyses of the supply and demand that various occupations will encounter due to defense spending were inconclusive because of extraneous factors. The researchers did, however, recommend a close monitoring of the following occupational categories: business and office occupations, assemblers, construction craft workers, mechanics, repairers and installers, and machinists. (Appended to this study are various displays of data concerning defense contract dollar distributions in Illinois for fiscal 1982.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Springfield.; Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston.
Identifiers: Defense Contracts; Illinois; Impact Studies; Military Spending