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An Exploration of Green Job Policies, Theoretical Underpinnings, Measurement Approaches, and Job Growth Expectations

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  • Eathington, Liesl
  • Swenson, David A.
  • Peters, David J.
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    This study explores the policy antecedents, theoretical foundations, and the many approaches to measuring green jobs in the U.S.� It also contains brief descriptions of national and state initiatives to quantify green jobs currently in the economy, as well as their potential growth.� The research preliminarily evaluates the likelihood of green job growth in non-metropolitan areas.� Finally, this study identifies areas of research and investigation that need to be completed to more fully inform green job policy development and programming.

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    Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 32787.

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    Date of creation: 27 Apr 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:32787

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    Keywords: green jobs; clean jobs; green industries; Economic Development; rural development; sociological theory;

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