ERIC Number: ED097445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Expansion of Economic Base Analysis: Labor Availability in North-Central New Mexico. Research Report No. 264.
Carruthers, Garrey E.; And Others
Estimates of the number of persons willing to commute, at alternative wage rates, to job opportunities in north-central New Mexico have been based on results of basic research in the region and 1970 census data. Expressed willingness to commute and socio-economic characteristics data were accumulated from a regional survey of 643 households. The estimates are of value to regional planners and potential investors in north-central New Mexico, as they reflect the potential flow of labor resources within the region in response to new or expanded economic opportunity. Estimates of labor availability at various wage rates have been provided for the six primary population areas of this region. Tables specify wage rates from $1.60 an hour to $4.00 an hour and commuting time in intervals from under 15 minutes to over 90 minutes. Occupations include: professional and technical, managers and administrators, sales workers, transport operatives, laborers, farmers, service workers, clerical, and craftsmen. The availability of labor through commuting does not preclude individual needs for training or retraining to suit job needs. A computer program also is described which can be utilized to assess response to alternative wage rates. (Author/EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico