ERIC Number: ED107395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Benefits and Costs of Manpower Services in the Interlake Rural Development Area. Research Bulletin No. 72-1.
MacMillan, James A.; And Others
Research objectives were to: determine the impact of selected manpower programs on the Interlake area of Manitoba, employing a benefit-cost analysis; measure the differential effects of manpower services; produce a data base on characteristics of the unemployed and underemployed; and compare the long run benefits of manpower, capital improvements, and social service input. After determining 12 types of manpower services available, a service group (63 percent response) and a randomly selected norm group (43 percent response) were interviewed via questionnaire for comparative information on: (1) mechanisms most used in seeking jobs; (2) relocation preferences; (3) base period and exposure period; and (4) benefits and costs of manpower services. Some significant findings were: industrial, farm management, and vocational and special training were of greatest benefit to the trained client; base year level of earnings and level of weeks employed were the most important characteristics determining the level of income benefits from non-agricultural services; there was a potential for reducing unmet client needs with improved mobility and placement services; client characteristics indicated the disadvantaged were being served, particularly American Indians; and manpower services had increased employment and earnings for most groups. (JC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Databases, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment, Farm Management, Industrial Training, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Evaluation, Relocation, Rural Development, Social Services, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg. Dept. of Agricultural and Farm Management.
Identifiers - Location: Canada