ERIC Number: ED162038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Urban Impacts of Federal Policies: Vol. 3, Fiscal Conditions.
Barro, Stephen M.
The growing fiscal problems of American cities have drawn new attention to the dual role of the Federal government: on one hand a contributor to current problems; on the other, the main potential source of solutions and financial relief. Federal involvement in urban affairs is far more extensive than is suggested by the handful of explicitly urban Federal programs. The public and private sectors of the urban economy are affected by such diverse Federal policies as grants for social programs and facilities, transfer payments to individuals, tax treatment of housing and business investment, regulation of transportation, establishment of environmental standards, and enforcement of civil rights laws. These policies have major impacts on the fiscal conditions of local governments in urban areas. This report examines the effects of Federal actions on fiscal conditions in the urban public sector. It presents a conceptual analysis of the ways in which Federal actions can influence the fiscal conditions of urban local governments and a review and synthesis of the relevant research and policy literature. Both the Federal policies that affect local finances directly and those that operate indirectly via the private sector are covered. (Author/KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: For a related document, see ED 148 921