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Guaranteed Jobs through a Public Service Employment Program

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  • L. Randall Wray
  • Stephanie A. Kelton
  • Pavlina R. Tcherneva
  • Scott Fullwiler
  • Flavia Dantas

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Amid a recent upsurge in support for a national job guarantee program, L. Randall Wray, Stephanie A. Kelton, Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Scott Fullwiler, and Flavia Dantas outline a new proposal for a federally funded program with decentralized administration. Their Public Service Employment (PSE) program would offer a job—paying a uniform living wage with a basic benefits package—to all who are ready and willing to work. In advance of an upcoming report detailing the economic impact of the PSE, this policy note presents an overview of the goals and structure of the program in the context of current labor market trends and the prospects of poverty reduction.

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  • L. Randall Wray & Stephanie A. Kelton & Pavlina R. Tcherneva & Scott Fullwiler & Flavia Dantas, 2018. "Guaranteed Jobs through a Public Service Employment Program," Economics Policy Note Archive 18-2, Levy Economics Institute.
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    1. Pavlina R. Tcherneva, 2017. "Unemployment: The Silent Epidemic," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_895, Levy Economics Institute.
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    1. Jeffrey Sommers & Rachel Hegland & Patrick Delices, 2018. "American Public Policy and Full Employment: The Imperative of Martin Luther King’s Political Economy in the 21st Century," SAGE Open, , vol. 8(3), pages 21582440188, September.

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