ERIC Number: ED054304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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Urban and Regional Dimensions of Manpower Policy.
Hansen, Niles M.
The author examined the interrelationships among lagging, intermediate, and congested regions and suggested policies which should be used for each region in view of the relevant opportunity costs for location of public and private investment. Individual chapters on the South, Appalachian Region, Regional Commissions, Indians, Mexican Americans, and labor mobility are presented. The author contends that there is a need to provide an alternative to residents of poor urban areas and to reduce immigration into metropolitan areas. He suggested that an urban growth-center strategy based on intermediate-sized cities be adopted, which would link problems of lagging areas to the opportunities in intermediate-sized rapidly growing cities with tight labor markets. At present, development funds have been spread out to provide aid to a relatively large number of towns and small cities, and legislation has prohibited the development of urban growth-centers. A selected bibliography and design of mobility demonstration projects in various state employment services are appended. (BC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bibliographies, Employment Services, Industrialization, Labor Economics, Labor Force Development, Mexican Americans, Mobility, Regional Programs, Rural Development, Rural Economics
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington.