edited by Wray O. Candilis ; foreword by William Proxmire
"United States Service Industries Handbook" is designed to bring together the wealth of information on federal data sources for services, to analyze some of the characteristics of these industries, and to inquire into some of the problems of a service-oriented economy. It examines the strenght of the service sector, the growing proportion of consumer expenditures on service products, the explosion in service sector employment, the increasing importance of services in U.S. international trade, and the inclusion of services in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Also discussed are the present status of the industry and international trade issues affecting services. In addition, this comprehensive volume includes the latest statistics for the industry, a broad bibliography, and a detailed listing of sources of data.