ERIC Number: ED159442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Service Industries. Trends and Prospects.
Bureau of Domestic Business Development (DOC), Washington, DC.
This publication is designed to provide the business community with information on growing markets for many business and consumer services. Divided into two parts, the document overview in part I identifies two service area problems: lagging productivity gains and rapidly rising prices of services. The overview states, however, that service sector growth is expected to increase. The remainder of part I contains five sections and a bibliography. The sections include (1) nature and extent of United States service industries, (2) inflation impact on service industries, (3) service sector employment trends since 1960, (4) service sector productivity, and (5) impact of demographic changes on service industries. Part II consists of individual service industry studies: advertising, automotive services, banking/other financial services, educational services, health/medical services, hotels/motels, life insurance, motion pictures, personal services, wholesale trade, nonfood retailing, and food retailing. The advertising study, for example, looks at advertising in the present and future and examines the ad agency's changing character, competitiveness, and responses to consumerism and special service agencies. A 1963-1974 advertising expenditure chart is also included. At the end of part II, 1972 census data are presented for selected service industries, retail trades, and wholesale trades. (CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Ancillary School Services, Banking, Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Employment Patterns, Film Industry, Financial Services, Food Service, Futures (of Society), Health Services, Inflation (Economics), Insurance Companies, Marketing, Medical Services, Occupational Surveys, Productivity, Professional Services, Public Service Occupations, Retailing, Service Occupations, Service Workers, Statistical Analysis, Trend Analysis, Wholesaling
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.40)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Domestic Business Development (DOC), Washington, DC.