ERIC Number: ED067434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Community Manpower Services for the Disadvantaged.
Pierson, Frank C.
This publication is concerned with the task of developing a strong and balanced structure of services for the disadvantaged at state and local government levels, and it makes the case for a comprehensive program at the community level, specifically. In examining what decentralization would mean for the country's manpower development programs and what steps communities would need to take if a policy of decentralization is to be successful, three sources of material have been drawn on in brief survey: statistical information secured from the Federal Manpower Administration and other governmental sources; public and private reports on training and related programs in different cities; and, personal interviews with officials and close observers of these programs in six cities in the Middle Atlantic Region--Baltimore, Md., Camden, N.J., Chester, Pa., New York City, Philadelphia, Pa., and Wilmington, Del. Specific sections of the publication deal with: (1) Designing a community manpower delivery system (decentralization issue, existing structure, and framework for local manpower policy); (1) Choosing goals and strategies (approaches to and elements in manpower strategy, and policy implications and guidelines); (3) Redirecting existing programs; and, (4) Developing community public employment programs. A select bibliography and statistical tables of relevant data are appended. (Author/RJ)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Community Services, Decentralization, Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Employment Statistics, Federal Aid, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Policy Formation, State Programs, Urban Problems, Urban Programs
W.E. Upjohn Inst. for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, Mich. 49007 ($1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.