ERIC Number: ED094929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Social and Economic Research in the U.S. Arctic. The Man in the Arctic Program.
Morehouse, Thomas A.
The next 25 years will see dramatic changes in the U.S. Arctic and sub-Arctic. Some major forces generating these changes are national energy demands, Alaska oil and gas development, environmental conservation pressures, and the reallocation of over 200 million acres of U.S. public land among Federal, State, and private interests. To provide better understanding of problems of change and ways of dealing with them, University of Alaska researchers are working with research scientists from other institutions on a broad, long-range program of social, economic, and environmental policy studies -- The Man in the Arctic Program. Objectives are to: (1) measure and analyze basic changes in the economy and population of Alaska; (2) determine significant interactions between outside economic and social forces and Alaska conditions and institutions; (3) identify and project policy-relevant consequences of these interactions; and (4) apply these research findings in analyses of specific public problems and policy alternatives. The research program consists of 4 base study areas and an open-ended number of problems and policy study projects. Base studies deal with economic change and impacts, demography, Alaska Native ethnography, and political institutions and processes. Problem and policy studies focus on particular social and economic problems and policy issues of northern development. (KM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Area Studies, Change Strategies, Cross Cultural Studies, Demography, Eskimos, Futures (of Society), Human Development, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Program Descriptions, Research Projects, Socioeconomic Influences, Speeches
Not available separately, see RC008075
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska