Confronting Poverty with Jobs and Job Training: A Northeast Iowa Case Study

17 Pages Posted: 13 May 2011

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Scott T. Fullwiler

Wartburg College; Bard College - The Levy Economics Institute

Susan Meyeraan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 1, 2010

Abstract

This paper discusses a local, privately-run and federally-funded program to all individuals able to demonstrate their income is at, or below the poverty line. This free Certified Nursing Assistant training program enables successful participants to obtain appropriate employment in local hospitals. The program is complementary to job guarantee proposals promoted by a number of economists, and provides an example of how local job creation programs can incorporate job training to improve prospects for upward mobility.

Keywords: job training, employment policy, job guarantee

JEL Classification: J08, J11, J24

Suggested Citation

Fullwiler, Scott T. and Meyeraan, Susan, Confronting Poverty with Jobs and Job Training: A Northeast Iowa Case Study (April 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1838648 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1838648

Scott T. Fullwiler (Contact Author)

Wartburg College ( email )

222 Ninth St. NW
Waverly, IA 50677
United States

Bard College - The Levy Economics Institute ( email )

Blithewood
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
United States

Susan Meyeraan

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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