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dc.contributor.authorNeumark, Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:29:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:29:51Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34831-
dc.description.abstractThe principal means by which individuals and families achieve economic self-sufficiency is through labor market earnings. As a consequence, it is natural for policy makers to look to interventions that increase the ability of individuals and families to achieve an adequate standard of living from participating in the labor market - a goal that has become even more prominent in the post-welfare reform era in the United States. This paper discusses some key policies that are used or can be used to increase economic self-sufficiency by increasing earnings, including mandating higher wages, subsidizing work, and increasing skill formation. Specifically, it reviews evidence on some of the main policies currently in place in the United States, including minimum and living wages, the Earned Income Tax Credit, wage subsidies, and school-to-work programs. Finally, it considers alternative policies that have recently been proposed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3355en_US
dc.subject.jelJ18en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMinimum wagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordliving wagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordearned income tax crediten_US
dc.subject.keywordwage subsidiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordschool-to-worken_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwNiedrigeinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwAktivierende Sozialhilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnsubventionen_US
dc.subject.stwSteuerbeg├╝nstigungen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufseinstiegen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Mindestsicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleAlternative labor market policies to increase economic self-sufficiency: mandating higher wages, subsidizing employment, and raising productivityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn560201389en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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