Employer of Last Resort: Strategies for combating poverty

Author: Wray, L Randall

Source: Development, Volume 50, Number 2, June 2007 , pp. 96-102(7)

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Randall Wray looks at how to solve the problem that market economies do not provide jobs for all who want to work. He argues that joblessness is usually concentrated among groups that suffer other disadvantages: racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, younger and older individuals, women (especially female-headed households with children), people with disabilities, and those with lower educational attainment. He underlines the need to generate a broad public understanding of the responsibility of government to secure the right to employment.Development (2007) 50, 96–102. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1100365

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.development.1100365

Publication date: June 1, 2007

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