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

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  • Scott T. Fullwiler
  • Susan Meyeraan
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    This paper discusses a local, privately-run and federally-funded program for 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.

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    Article provided by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. in its journal Journal of Economic Issues.

    Volume (Year): 44 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 1073-1084

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    Handle: RePEc:mes:jeciss:v:44:y:2010:i:4:p:1073-1084

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    Keywords: employment policy; job guarantee; job training;

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