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Master of Science (MS)


Economics and Finance


Robert F. Logan


The purpose of this paper is to project the demand for housing due to oil shale development in Uintah County, Utah. An overview of the present housing conditions is presented to give a better understanding of the housing situation as it exists at the present time. The demand for housing due to oil shale development is based upon a set of assumptions which was derived from data collected by the author and from a review of the literature.

The demand for all housing units due to oil shale is estimated by subtracting the working wives of the employees from local service employment. The demand by type of structure (single, wife-family, multiple-family, and mobile homes) is estimated by making some assumptions about the types of housing each employment group (construction, operation, and lo cal service) will demand.

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