Due to the urbanisation of American society and the economic problems that accompanied it; a series of conferences was held to explore the economics of human resources. Originally published in 1963, this study draws together papers from the first conference dealing mainly with the under-utilisation and misallocation of human resources, as well as wage rates, migration patterns and education in urban societies and the impact they have on the American labour force. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies and Economics.
Preface; Editor’s Introduction; Part 1: A Statement of Research Scope; 1. The Economics of Human Resources in the American Urban Setting: Some Concepts and Problems; Part 2: The Labor Force Performance of Minority Groups; 2. Racial Factors Influencing Entry into the Skilled Trades 3. Female Labor Force Mobility and its Simulation 4. The White/Non-white Unemployment Differential; Part 3: Some Economic Implications of Household Consumption Patterns; 5. The Significance of Residential Preferences in Urban Areas 6. Differences among Consumers Attributable to Locations; 7. Expenditures on Vacations and Pleasure Travel in New Hampshire; Part 4: Area Wage Differentials and Migration; 8. The Impact of Puerto Rican Migration to the United States 9. Occupational Wage Differentials in Major Cities During the 1950’s 10. Labor Mobility and Wage Improvement 11. Level and Structure in Wage Rates of the Metropolitanized Work Force
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