TRANSPORTATION AND CENTRAL CITY UNEMPLOYMENT

CENTRAL CITY UNEMPLOYMENT PATTERNS ARE EXAMINED ALONG WITH THE UTILITY OF TRANSPORTATION-ORIENTED PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE MOBILITY TO SUBURBAN JOB OPPORTUNITES. THE THEORY THAT LACK OF ADEQUATE TRANSPORTATION DEPRIVES INNER CITY RESIDENTS OF THE MOBILITY NECESSARY TO OBTAIN JOBS IS REFUTED IN SEVERAL WAYS. NEGRO UNEMPLOYMENT PATTERNS INDICATE THAT HIGH RATES OF JOBLESSNESS SEEMED MORE THE RESULT OF FREQUENT JOB TURNOVERS THAN AN INABILITY TO FIND WORK. THIS PROBLEM IS DISCUSSED WITH REFERENCE TO TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS. SEVERAL QUESTIONNAIRES AND OTHER SURVEY INSTRUMENTS WERE DEVELOPED TO EVALUATE FUTURE TRANSPORTATION-EMPLOYMENT PROJECTS. THESE WOULD BE DISSEMINATED AMONG BOTH MANAGEMENT AND POTENTIAL WORKERS TO DETERMINE THE LIKLIHOOD OF JOB OPENINGS, OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS, AND EMPLOYEE CHARACTERISTICS. APPENDED MATERIAL INCLUDES: (1) LOCATION OF RESIDENCES AND EMPLOYMENT IN 1960: (2) A PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE EFFECT OF TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT ON EMPLOYMENT: (3) JOB HUNTING PATTERNS OF THE UNEMPLOYED POOR; (4) AN EVALUATION SCHEME FOR TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS; (5) A SURVEY OF SUBURBAN MANUFACTURING PLANTS; (6) "NEGRO GHETTO LABOR MARKET SURVEYS"; (7) RESULTS OF THE TEMPO EXPERIMENT; (8) A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE IN THE AREA; (9) JOB TENURE IN A TYPICAL ST. LOUIS FACTORY. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO MO-MTD-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington University, St Louis

    St Louis, MO  United States  63130
  • Authors:
    • Kalachek, E D
    • Goering, J M
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM