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Strategies for Improving Economic Mobility of Workers: bridging Research and Practice


  • Maude Toussaint-Comeau
    (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)

  • Bruce D. Meyer
    (University of Chicago)


The contirbutors to this book provide a provocative assessment of the effectiveness of various policies and practices designed to help disadvantaged segments of our population overcome the obstacles in their path to upeard economic mobility.

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  • Maude Toussaint-Comeau & Bruce D. Meyer (ed.), 2009. "Strategies for Improving Economic Mobility of Workers: bridging Research and Practice," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number siem, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:siem Note: PDF is the book's first chapter.

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    3. Kalamazoo & MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute & Andrew J. Houtenville & David C. Stapleton & Robert R. Weathers II & Richard V. Burkhauser & editors, 2009. "Counting Working-Age People with Disabilities: What Current Data Tell Us and Options for Improvement," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 1aa1fcf4f91a4de5b988924cf, Mathematica Policy Research.
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    economic mobility; education and training; anti-poverty policies;

    JEL classification:

    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers


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