POPULATION POLICY, WELFARE, AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The author gives his views on planning regional development, proposing a triple perspective on the population of the region over which there is jurisdiction. First, this population is called the clientele, whose welfare is the object of planning. Second, as a labor force, this same population is considered to be a primary resource for the creation of wealth. Third the population is said to consume scarce resources which might otherwise be used to increase the productive capacity of the economy. For wealthy regions, the implicit conflict among these perspectives is attenuated by the general abundance of means. For poor regions, the conflict is said to be more evident.
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