Regional Employment Implications for Geothermal Energy Development, Imperial County, California

James B. Pick
Tae Hwan Jung
Edgar W. Butler

DOI: 10.2190/Y7H9-TBGQ-1WQD-0MYD


A study of employment effects from prospective geothermal development in Imperial County is based on regression analysis of Census enumeration district data. The study reveals potential for reduction of broad age-structural unemployment through a more favorable age structure accompanying reduced fertility, increased labor force participation through greater income, and reduced unemployment through greater income and less poverty.

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