This report examines the employment content of public roadworks. The emphasis is on road improvement projects, although maintenance operations are also discussed. Employment is classified as direct on-site, direct off-site, indirect and induced. The direct employment content is assessed through the use of costing data provided by local authorities. The indirect employment content is obtained by examining the cost structure of those firms and industries which supply materials for use on roadworks. The report concludes that in ten major improvement projects undertaken during 1977 the sum of the direct and first round indirect employment accounts on average for a minimum of 49 per cent of total project costs or 134 man years per 1 million pounds of expenditure. The average direct employment content of expenditure on road maintenance was found to be greater than that for the improvement projects. Surface dressing, however, is an exception, as the direct plus first round indirect employment constitutes only 45 per cent of the total cost of the activity. (Authors)

  • Corporate Authors:

    An Foras Forbartha

    St Martin's House, Waterloo Road
    Dublin 4,   Ireland 
  • Authors:
    • Feeney, B P
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RT 193 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM