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ERIC Number: ED099634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 110
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Employment Expansion and Metropolitan Trade.
Knight, Richard Victor
Through empirical investigations of the 1940-50 and 1950-60 decades, the author has developed a framework for analyzing metropolitan trade and determining the employment-related consequences of changes in trade activity. One major trend of this period, especially the second decade, has been the increasing self-sufficiency of all metropolitan economies, with a more pronounced trend in large cities. Another major finding was that trade remains a significant phenomenon between metropolitan centers. In 1960 over 11.1 million workers were engaged in producing goods imported by metropltn areas. A third important finding involves the importance of the export sector and its multiplier effect on local service employment; a case study of Huntsville, Alabama and its rise and fall provides an intriguing example. The fourth finding concerns shifts in employment related to the passing down of functions between large and smaller cities and metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Implications for manpower policy and planning can be drawn from the analysis of metropolitan self-sufficiency, constraints of nonmetropolitan growth, upgrading of city labor forces, rapid expansion of medical and educational services, and the regional differences of our continental economy. Future needs identified are closer ties between economic development agencies/officials and manpower planners and an improved data base. (EA)
Praeger Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 ($10.00)
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