ERIC Number: ED150227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Troubled Local Economies and the Distribution of Federal Dollars. Background Paper.
Cuciti, Peggy L.; And Others
The economic problems of localities in the U.S. fall into two broad categories. Problems of low income occur if a local economy supplies too few jobs, and if the jobs that do exist pay low wages or are in the low productivity sectors of the economy. Problems stemming from low economic growth are marked either by an absolute decline or by low growth in real income and earnings, population and employment. In this document regions with local economic difficulties are identified. Per capita income and economic and population growth rates are described. Differences are examined between local economies of different geographical regions, and between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. The actions of the federal government aimed toward promoting economic growth are focused upon. It is demonstrated that a disproportionate amount of federal funding is concentrated in areas which have relatively high rates of growth and per capita income. Statistical data serve as the basis for the discussion and the conclusions. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Development, Economic Progress, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Local Issues, Low Income Counties, Low Income States, Regional Characteristics, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, Rural Urban Differences, Statistical Data
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 052-070-04185-4)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Congressional Budget Office.
Note: For related documents, see UD 017 912-915 ; Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of original