Accession Number : ADA302801

Title :   The Davis-Bacon Act.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Collins, Brian J.

PDF Url : ADA302801

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This research provides analysis of the methodology used by the Department of Labor when issuing prevailing wage determinations in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act. A survey was conducted of the key literature dealing with the economic and social consequences of this legislation. The conclusions based on this research are that the Department of Labor utilizes a methodology which often results in inappropriately high determinations of the prevailing wage and that the Davis-Bacon Act increases the price of Federal construction. The research also analyzed the background and legislative history of the Davis-Bacon Act, the Department of Labor's implementing procedures, and the major controversies surrounding the Davis-Bacon Act.

Descriptors :   *METHODOLOGY, *MECHANICS, *SALARIES, *FEDERAL LAW, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, COSTS, CONSTRUCTION, SURVEYS, HISTORY, LABOR, LEGISLATION.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE