Accession Number : ADA188971

Title :   Regional Employment Growth and Defense Spending.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Bruner, David C

PDF Url : ADA188971

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to study how a state's growth or decline in employment is related to Department of Defense expenditures in that state. This analysis looks not only at the impact of total DOD expenditures on employment, but explores the effects of various categories of defense outlays such as military and civilian pay. Prime contract awards for procurement, services, research and development, and construction were included as well. The scope of the thesis was also broadened by considering the impact of defense spending on employment in various industries (i.e., manufacturing, services, and wholesale and (retail trade) as on total employment. The analysis was conducted by regressing an econometric model using as input cross sectional data (from the 48 contiguous states). The results indicated that defense spending is an important part of regional growth.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMETRICS, *EMPLOYMENT, *MILITARY BUDGETS, AWARDS, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, COMMERCE, CONTRACTS, CROSS SECTIONS, GROWTH(GENERAL), IMPACT, INPUT, MILITARY PERSONNEL, RETAIL, SALARIES, THESES, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, UNITED STATES, ECONOMIC IMPACT, ECONOMIC MODELS, CONSUMERS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE