Policy Note 2014/1 | January 2014
The Social Enterprise Model for a Job Guarantee in the United States
The job guarantee is a proposal that provides greater macroeconomic stability and secures a fundamental human right. Despite the economic and moral merits of this policy, often the program is rejected because of concerns about its administration. How would the program be implemented? Who will create the jobs? Can work be found for every unemployed individual who wishes to work? This policy note addresses these concerns by elaborating on a proposal for the United States that would run the job guarantee through the social enterprise sector, which includes traditional nonprofit organizations and emerging nonprofit social entrepreneurial ventures.
Employer of Last Resort (ELR) policy Employment guarantee Fiscal policy Full employment policy Job guarantee Nonprofit social entrepreneurial ventures (SEVs) Social entrepreneurship