Employment Guarantee Programs: A Survey of Theories and Policy Experiences

Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 498

24 Pages Posted: 9 May 2007

Date Written: May 8, 2007

Abstract

This working paper provides a survey of the theoretical underpinnings for the various employment guarantee schemes, and discusses full employment policy experiences in the United States, Sweden, India, Argentina, and France. The theoretical and policy developments are delineated in a historical context. The paper concludes by identifying some questions that still need to be addressed in the context of the global political economy.

Keywords: ELR, full employment, unemployment, job creation, functional finance

JEL Classification: B5, N0, E24, E62, E65, H68

Suggested Citation

Kaboub, Fadhel, Employment Guarantee Programs: A Survey of Theories and Policy Experiences (May 8, 2007). Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 498, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=985162 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.985162

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