ERIC Number: ED084417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Public Service Benefits From Jobs Under the Emergency Employment Act of 1971. Report to the Subcommittee on Employment, Manpower, and Poverty; Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
As the seventh in a series of reports resulting from an ongoing review and evaluation of the Department of Labor's implementation of the Emergency Employment Act (EEA) of 1971, the report cites jobs in public service areas provided by EEA funds: law enforcement, education, public works and transportation, health and hospitals, environmental quality, fire protection, parks and recreation, social service, and other areas. About 200,000 public service jobs were established by State and local governments under the Act. In rural areas, the program generally served to provide additional needed public services. In urban areas, the program generally helped to prevent a decrease in city services rather than providing additional services. In discussing the program in the context of new public services, improvement of existing services, or making possible the continuation of existing programs, the report cites particular examples from each based on agent official's subjective estimates. One appendix lists the preceding six reports while a second appendix is a statement of funds awarded and jobs authorized in 1970 under EEA. (AG)
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Development, Longitudinal Studies, Program Evaluation, Public Service Occupations, Service Occupations
U.S. General Accounting Office, Room 6417, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548 (B-163922, $1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.