ERIC Number: ED115831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Manpower Forecasting in the United States: An Evaluation of the State of the Art.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.
The study is an evaluation of the utility of manpower forecasting in the United States as a basis for manpower, education, and health policy. It examines the methodology employed and the scope of analysis in nearly 400 forecasts made in the period 1965-73. It assesses the adequacy of the theoretical and empirical knowledge base for forecasting in three analytic areas: the forecasting of sector outputs, the estimation of human resource input requirements, and limitations of occupational classification systems in specifying the relationship between manpower requirements and supply systems. The study concludes that the major limitation on the current state of the art is conceptual and institutional, and improvements in the knowledge base are not sufficient to policy needs. It suggests an agenda of institutional and empirical research for this purpose. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. RANN Program.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.
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