ERIC Number: ED110247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-24
The Effects of the Level of Manufacturing Industries on Local Government Revenues. Center of Applied Sociology, Working Paper RID 75.6.
Utilizing a datafile compiled by Gene Summers from various censuses of governments publications, the following hypotheses were tested: (1) a relationship exists between county government revenue and the level of manufacturing, the size of the population in the county, and the median family income; and (2) a change in the former is due to changes in the 3 latter variables. The relationship between the dependent variables (revenue as broken down into the 4 components of Federal intergovernment. State intergovernment, property tax, and other tax revenues) and the independent variables (level of manufacturing, employment, population size, and median family income) were analyzed at time periods spanning over 15 years (1950, 1956, 1960, and 1966). The schematic models employed were analyzed in terms of the following regression equation: year of total revenue or its component=level of manufacturing + population size + median family income. Analysis indicated that industrial development was not the panacea for community revenue needs, as county revenues appeared to depend upon people rather than industrial plants per se. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Coll. of Agricultural and Life Sciences.; North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center of Applied Sociology.
Note: Paper prepared for the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, San Francisco, California, August 21-24, 1975