Criteria for Early Postattack Economic Viability of Local Areas.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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This report considers a wide variety of factors that could affect the early postattack economic viability of local areas. Radiation, structural, and other hazards present in all or part of an area could deny access to facilities for periods of many months. Local transportation problems preventing receipt of necessary raw materials and other supplies could result in a major degradation of potential output as local inventories become exhausted. Substandard living conditions having an adverse effect on morale could greatly degrade labor productivity but this effect is important only in areas with labor shortages. The present report considers the relative importance of these and other factors in degrading the output from surviving capacity, and suggests relations for the time dependence of such degradations.
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