Accession Number : AD0752152

Title :   Measuring and Analyzing the Impact of Employment Generation Benefits of a Public Water Resource Development Project in Appalachia.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESOURCES (ARMY) ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Kim,Ungsoo

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 217

Abstract : The study seeks to develop a method of measuring the employment generation benefits from a federal water resource investment in a depressed area, to relate such benefits to the social cost and economic benefit-cost ratio, and to analyze the sensitivity of employment generation benefits to various types and locations of water project investment within areas designated as depressed regions. The Upper Licking River project in the Appalachian portion of Kentucky was chosen as the study area. The study carefully examines the sensitivity of a variety of assumptions about the character of the location in which projects are constructed, the composition of the demands for labor and materials in various types of engineering alternatives and various patterns of response by otherwise unemployed factors of production. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EMPLOYMENT, *KENTUCKY), (*WATER SUPPLIES, EMPLOYMENT), ECONOMICS, SOCIOLOGY, LABOR, THESES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE