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Distribution of employment growth in nine Kentucky counties: a case study


Author:
Daberkow, S.G., Larson, D.K., Coltrane, R., and Carlin, T.A.
Source:
USDA
Year:
1984
Subject:
rural development, employment, rural youth, rural women, surveys, and labor market
Abstract:
Extract: Rapid employment growth between 1974 and 1979 in a nine-county study area of south central Kentucky provided job opportunities both for local residents and for persons with limited labor force experience. But, recent inmigrants held a disproportionate share of better paying executive jobs. This case study, which examines the distributional effects of rapid employment growth in a nonmetropolitan area, shows that inmigrants also held a disproportionate share of jobs in growing business estabishments. Although manufacturing was the major economic force in the study area in January 1980, jobs in a private service sector increased more than in other sectors.
Format:
41 p. maps.
Language:
English
Collection:
Rural Development Publications Collection
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/AGE86927041