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dc.contributor.authorKodrzycki, Yolanda K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMuñoz, Ana Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Lynnen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreen, DeAnnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBenton, Marquesen_US
dc.contributor.authorChakrabarti, Prabalen_US
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Boen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-20T16:09:44Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-20T16:09:44Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59229-
dc.description.abstractAs part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's commitment to supporting efforts to revitalize the economy of Springfield, Massachusetts, this paper explores the causes of and potential remedies for the city's low resident employment rates. When compared to the state as a whole and to other midsize New England cities, the share of employed city residents is low, particularly for residents of downtown Springfield and its nearby neighborhoods. By analyzing the availability of jobs across Springfield's various neighborhoods and in nearby towns and cities, this paper's goal is to learn why so few Springfield residents are employed, and thus to identify policy priorities to increase employment. This study finds that solving Springfield's low resident employment rates will require a combination of new job creation, improved informational and physical access to jobs, and strengthening the citizenry's job skills.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFederal Reserve Bank of Boston Boston, MAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPublic policy Discussion Papers, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 09,11en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.jelR11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleJobs in Springfield, Massachusetts: Understanding and remedying the causes of low resident employment ratesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn621223565en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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