Accession Number : ADA138403

Title :   Replacement Employment Impacts of Corps Construction Projects.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : MOUNTAIN WEST RESEARCH TEMPE AZ

PDF Url : ADA138403

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The objective of this research was to develop a procedure for measuring the replacement employment impacts of Corps construction projects. Conceptually these effects refer to the employment opportunities associated with job vacancies created when employed workers leave jobs to take employment on Corps construction projects. Such vacancies may allow in a chain reaction of employment upgrading as underemployed or otherwise unemployed workers move into vacanted jobs. The report presents a methodology for measuring replacement employment effects which relies heavily on secondary data on interindustry labor mobility and interindustry earnings differentials coupled with data obtained from workforce surveys. The use of secondary data surmounts the time consuming and expensive task of backtracking through vacated jobs to identify replacement employment. Workforce surveys supply information about prior employment as well as about earnings which represent the computational base for recalculating the opportunity cost associated with filling vacated jobs. The approach was tried at two case studies-the Lakeview, Texas, project and the Lock and Dam 26 in St. Louis. The workforce surveys established that there was interindustry movement into construction occupations, and the vacancies were being created in other industrial sectors besides construction. The secondary national data yielded mobility of the replacement process.

Descriptors :   *Employment, Replacement, Army Corps of Engineers, Construction, Dams, Locks(Waterways), Economic impact, Statistical analysis

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE