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
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
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