POPULATION AND EMPLOYMENT CHANGE IN THE UNITED STATES: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

In this paper is a broad-brush overview of the demographic and employment dynamics that shaped America in the latter half of the 1980s as well as statistics and projections to give an idea of what that shape will likely be during the first quarter of the 21st century. The paper begins with a post-World War II appraisal of interregional employment shifts and corresponding migration adjustments. Then a discussion of why certain areas have been particularly competitive for demographic and employment growth during the past 15 years and the prospects for the continuation of spatially uneven growth is presented, followed by a series of demographic and employment projections into the 21st century. The paper concludes with a consideration of the ongoing economic transformation of America's cities from centers of goods processing to centers of information processing and the implications of these transformations for employment opportunity and transportation policy for their resident populations.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 83-148
  • Monograph Title: A LOOK AHEAD: YEAR 2020
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00486285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-309-04702-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-040 656
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1989 12:00AM