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ERIC Number: ED121532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Manpower Training and Employment Programs Serving Rural America. Report on Request of the Subcommittee on Rural Development of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry by the Library of Congress, Congressional Research Services. Committee Print, 93d Congress, 1st Session, October 31, 1973.
Based upon numerous government reports and evaluation studies, this report presents: (1) a brief sketch of the Federal involvement in manpower training and employment programs; (2) some impressions of the manpower training and employment programs serving rural Americans; (3) statistical information on the estimated number of rural enrollees, funds obligated, and key characteristics of individuals enrolled in selected manpower programs; (4) a brief description of the manpower programs serving rural Americans; and (5) a bibliography of reports and evaluation studies concerning manpower programs operational in rural areas. Among the major "impressions" recorded in this document are: (1) the impact of mechanization and agribusiness upon rural employment has been profound; (2) better labor market information is needed to foster rural economic development; (3) most major manpower training and employment programs appear to be designed primarily for urban residents; (4) manpower training programs appear to face limited chances for success in rural areas due to limited job opportunities and economic growth; (5) use of Federal programs which create jobs (e.g., Operation Mainstream) offer temporary alleviation of rural unemployment and appear to be effective in the short run; (6) manpower revenue sharing may not work to the advantage of rural areas, as they may be unable to compete for funds. (JC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to print size of original document