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Regional technological change in US coal mines: 1951-76

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Abstract

This paper analyses technological change in coal mines in five regions - the Northern and Southern Appalachians, the Rocky Mountains, the Interior and Gulf and Northern Great Plains. Section 2 deals with changes in production profiles, over time, of the regions by dividing coal mines into underground and surface mines. It concludes that the Appalachian regions are the declining regions with lower labour productivity and that the Northern Great Plains, with its increasing labour productivity, is the expanding region. Section 3 presents a methodology of S-shaped growth curves. Section 4 reports empirical results for growth rates of adoption of the newer techniques across regions. These results reveal that the Northern Great Plains region is not absorbing the manpower and resources released by the Appalachian regions so that there are shortages in the former in the face of unemployment in the latter. There is, therefore, an opportunity for the declining Appalachian regions to inform their surplus manpower and resources about the growth centre in the north and prepare them for relocation, retraining and readjustment to the changes. (11 refs.)
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Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1982
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Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-82-173718
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Appl. Energy; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 10:4
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL MINING; REGIONAL ANALYSIS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; USA; APPALACHIA; ECONOMIC GROWTH; EMPLOYMENT; GREAT PLAINS; GULF COAST; LABOR; MANPOWER; OZARK REGION; PRODUCTIVITY; ROCKY MOUNTAINS; SURFACE MINING; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; UNDERGROUND MINING; MINING; MOUNTAINS; NORTH AMERICA; 012000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Mining; 015000 - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects
OSTI ID:
6813403
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: APEND
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HEDB
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Pages: 291-311
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Lakhani, H A. Regional technological change in US coal mines: 1951-76. United Kingdom: N. p., 1982. Web.
Lakhani, H A. Regional technological change in US coal mines: 1951-76. United Kingdom.
Lakhani, H A. 1982. "Regional technological change in US coal mines: 1951-76." United Kingdom.
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title = {Regional technological change in US coal mines: 1951-76}
author = {Lakhani, H A}
abstractNote = {This paper analyses technological change in coal mines in five regions - the Northern and Southern Appalachians, the Rocky Mountains, the Interior and Gulf and Northern Great Plains. Section 2 deals with changes in production profiles, over time, of the regions by dividing coal mines into underground and surface mines. It concludes that the Appalachian regions are the declining regions with lower labour productivity and that the Northern Great Plains, with its increasing labour productivity, is the expanding region. Section 3 presents a methodology of S-shaped growth curves. Section 4 reports empirical results for growth rates of adoption of the newer techniques across regions. These results reveal that the Northern Great Plains region is not absorbing the manpower and resources released by the Appalachian regions so that there are shortages in the former in the face of unemployment in the latter. There is, therefore, an opportunity for the declining Appalachian regions to inform their surplus manpower and resources about the growth centre in the north and prepare them for relocation, retraining and readjustment to the changes. (11 refs.)}
journal = {Appl. Energy; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {10:4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1982}
month = {Apr}
}