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Federal activities in urban economic development [electronic resource] / Georges Vernez, Roger J. Vaughan, Robert K. Yin with the assistance of Anthony H. Pascal

; Vaughan, Roger J ; Yin, Robert K ; Pascal, Anthony H ; Rand Corporation ; United States. Economic Development Administration
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 1979.
ISBN 0833001019

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
GW: Electronic Book
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
HT321 .V47 Off-site
Free E-Resource
AU Electronic Free Resources
AS36 .R3 R-2372 HT321
Other Authors Pascal, Anthony H.
Vaughan, Roger J.
Yin, Robert K.
United States. Economic Development Administration.
Rand Corporation.
Subjects Economic assistance, Domestic -- United States.
Federal-city relations -- United States.
Urban economics.
Urban policy -- United States.
Description Text (HTML/PDF: xxix, 240 p.)
Notes "April 1979."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-240).
Also published in print.
Summary Deals exclusively with federal policies and programs. There is a continuing and pervasive regional and suburban decentralization of population and employment accompanied by a convergence in per capita income among areas. Slow growth or decline has led to fiscal strains in some cities, necessitating either service cutbacks or increased taxes, or both. Federal policies on procurement, capital depreciation, and housing have generally reinforced regional and suburban decentralization. Primary influence is exercised not by the modest cluster of direct programs but by, e.g., federal purchase, tax expenditures, and regulatory policies. Direct programs have had only moderate effects on development. Large, multipurpose programs successfully address only one class of problem. They often fail to aid the economically disadvantaged. Four major policy issues deserve further analysis: job creation and worker mobility, fiscal assistance to local government, aid to specific places, and geographical considerations in policy formulation.
Funding Sponsors Economic Development Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce. 7-36364. RCN 6759
System Requirements Mode of access: Internet.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (CStmoR)RAND/R-2372-EDA
(Sirsi) a187875


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