An Exploration of Green Job Policies, Theoretical Underpinnings, Measurement Approaches, and Job Growth Expectations
AbstractThis 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 32787.
Date of creation: 27 Apr 2011
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green jobs; clean jobs; green industries; Economic Development; rural development; sociological theory;
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- NEP-ALL-2011-05-07 (All new papers)
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