publication . Article . 2018

Working to Reduce Poverty: A National Subsidized Employment Proposal

Julie Kerksick; Dan Bloom; Indivar Dutta-Gupta; Kali Grant; Ajay Chaudry;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Feb 2018 Journal: RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, volume 4, page 64 (issn: 2377-8253, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Abstract
Subsidized employment programs that increase labor supply and demand are a proven, underutilized strategy for reducing poverty in the short and long term. These programs use public and private funds to provide workers wage-paying jobs, training, and wraparound services to foster greater labor force attachment while offsetting employers’ cost for wages, on-the-job training, and overhead. This article proposes two new separate but harmonized federal funding streams for subsidized employment that would expand automatically when and where economic conditions deteriorate. Participating states and local organizations would be offered generous matching funds to target ...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION
free text keywords: employment, subsidized, transitional jobs, work, wraparound services, barriers, Social Sciences, H, Social sciences (General), H1-99, Business, Matching funds, Labour economics, Subsidy, Poverty, Supply and demand
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