ERIC Number: ED115415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Dispersed Urban Area Manpower Planning for Nonmetropolitan Populations.
Hansen, Niles M.
As Federal economic development and manpower policies have seldom been coordinated, this study presents a critical examination of the effects of these policies on nonmetropolitan areas and suggests ways in which policy might be better integrated in the framework of substate planning and development districts. Examining the problems of rural areas, the first 2 chapters describe the nature of the American urban system and its relationship to nonmetropolitan areas. Analyzing the theoretical and empirical aspects of growth center strategy, Chapter 3 discusses efforts to bring jobs to nonmetropolitan areas via regional development policies. Since problems of creating grater access to economic opportunity are closely bound up with the spatial organization of labor markets, the rationales behind various delineations of functional economic areas are analyzed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 assesses the roles of substate regional planning and the A-95 review process in coordinating Federal, State, and local policies and programs in nonmetropolitan areas. Chapter 6 discusses the implications of the Comprehensive Employment Training Act of 1973 (CETA). Analyzing the differences in commuting patterns and welfare indicators, Chapters 7 and 8 examine transportation problems. Recent innovations in rural transportation, particularly in South Carolina, are examined in Chapter 8. Chapter 9 presents a summary and alternative approaches. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Center for Economic Development.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act