ERIC Number: ED101616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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The Practice of Manpower Forecasting: A Collection of Case Studies. Studies on Education; Vol. 1.
Ahamad, Bashir; And Others
In the 1960's academics, politicians, administrators and industrialists became convinced of the importance of education for economic development. The forecasting of qualified manpower needs was able to turn this new idea into practice. During the decade hundreds of manpower forecasts were made, and innumerable international conferenceses were held to discuss manpower planning. Popularity of manpower forecasting as an operational tool has continued to increase. At the same time, disillusionment with its assumptions, methods and results is appearing among those concerned with finding an economic rationale for growing educational expenditures. In this book the doubts find practical expression in a language rigorous enough for academics but easily comprehensible to administrators and industrialists. The authors have examined the experience of manpower forecasting in a number of developed and developing countries and concluded that nearly all the exercises have been monumental failures, both conceptually and in practice. However, in the concluding chapter the authors do make their own proposals about how forecasting of qualified manpower needs can be improved. (MJM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Finance, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization
Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company, Inc., 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($12.50)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co., New York, NY.