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Employment Guarantee Programs: A Survey of Theories and Policy Experiences

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  • Fadhel Kaboub

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This working paper provides a survey of the theoretical underpinnings for the various employment guarantee schemes, and discusses full employment policy experiences in the United States, Sweden, India, Argentina, and France. The theoretical and policy developments are delineated in a historical context. The paper concludes by identifying some questions that still need to be addressed in the context of the global political economy.

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  • Fadhel Kaboub, 2007. "Employment Guarantee Programs: A Survey of Theories and Policy Experiences," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_498, Levy Economics Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:lev:wrkpap:wp_498
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    1. Pavlina R. Tcherneva, 2014. "The Social Enterprise Model for a Job Guarantee in the United States," Economics Policy Note Archive 14-1, Levy Economics Institute.
    2. Anis Chowdhury & Iyanatul Islam, 2011. "A Critique of the Orthodox Approach to Indonesia's Growth and Employment Problems and Post Keynesian Alternatives," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 70(1), pages 269-299, January.
    3. Rania Antonopoulos, 2007. "The Right to a Job, the Right Types of Projects: Employment Guarantee Policies from a Gender Perspective," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_516, Levy Economics Institute.
    4. Zdravka, Todorova, 2009. "Employer of Last Resort Policy and Feminist Economics: Social Provisioning and Socialization of Investment," MPRA Paper 16240, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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