Policy Note 2005/1 | January 2005

The Case for an Environmentally Sustainable Jobs Program

The job numbers in the United States and around the globe continue to look bleak. Not only are the absolute numbers dismal, but also job growth has dragged on with no hope for a substantial change in prospects. This situation supports the view that we are facing a long-term problem that requires critical and creative problem-solving responses. Since unemployment is the major cause of poverty, many of our most pressing social problems are directly or indirectly related to joblessness. Forstater argues that not only the quantity but also the quality of jobs is at issue.

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