A study of the changing occupational composition and educational attainment of the labour force in Newfoundland.

Veerana, G. M. (1971) A study of the changing occupational composition and educational attainment of the labour force in Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Changes in the occupational composition of any labour force over time are the outcome of two distinct processes, namely, the shifting distribution of employment among industries due to changes in demand and, secondly, evolution in the occupational pattern within individual industries due to changes in production function and technology and in relative factor-prices. Economic development imposes varying mix of occupations that is compatible with the new and advanced methods of production. This progress creates inevitable changes in quality and quantity of various occupations. Given these complex forces that determine the occupational composition, this study attempts an analysis of (1) the changing occupational composition of the labour force in Newfoundland since 1945, (2) general causes of the occupational changes in terms of supply and demand, (3) the likely occupational composition of the provincial labour force in 1971 and, finally, a general assessment of the educational attainment of the labour force during 1945-61. -- Chapter I deals with concepts, scope and methodology. -- Chapter II analyzes the changing occupational composition of the provincial labour force in the context of occupational changes in the Canadian and the Nova Scotian 1abour forces. -- Chapter III attempts a supply and demand analysis of the changing occupational composition in the province. -- Chapter IV deals with a projection of the occupational composition of the provincial labour force in 1971. -- Chapter V gives a general assessment of the educational attainment of the labour force.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9858
Item ID: 9858
Additional Information: Bibliography : leaves 111-113.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Economics
Date: 1971
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Labor supply--Newfoundland and Labrador.

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