ERIC Number: ED156875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-27
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Feasibility of Large-Scale Countercyclical Public Job-Creation. Final Report, Volume II. Activities Suitable for Public Job-Creation and Their Characteristics.
Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
This second of a three-volume report of a study done to assess the feasibility of large-scale, countercyclical public job creation contains chapter 2 of the report on the methods and findings with respect to job-creating activities, their job-creation potential, and related characteristics. (Volume 1, comprised of the report's first chapter, overviews and summarizes the entire study. The third volume, containing the last six chapters, covers the findings regarding the priorities among projects, indirect employment effects, skill imbalances, and administrative issues; and summarizes the overall findings, conclusions, and recommendations.) Following a brief introduction, the content covers past research, identification of job-creation activities, determinants of potential job-creation and costs of activities identified, sources used to estimate key variables, and methods used to estimate potential job-creation and costs. The remaining two-thirds of this document presents an overview of the findings followed by detailed discussions of the findings regarding the job-creation potential of activities in eighteen program areas. Among these are criminal justice, correctional facilities, and public safety; cultural activities, museums, and public libraries; education and school related activities; energy conservation; environmental programs; federal government activities; and fire protection and prevention. Projects and activities identified as candidates for large-scale public creation in twenty-one program areas and tables of statistics by activity are appended. (EM)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Employment Opportunities, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Employment Projections, Feasibility Studies, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Job Development, Labor Market, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Public Service Occupations, Tables (Data), Unemployment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States