Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91777
Authors: 
Smith, Stephen C.
Rothbaum, Jonathan
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Policy Paper 68
Abstract: 
In this paper, we examine major trends and potential for cooperatives in the context of four prominent socio-economic issues: the lack of jobs, economic and social inequality, educational mobility, and the priority need for innovations. We present recent data on the amount and types of job creation in cooperatives. We consider co-ops in light of the recent financial and economic crises. Finally, we offer some observations on cooperatives and innovation, and some perspectives on the outlook going forward.
Subjects: 
cooperatives
employment
job creation
economic inequality
social inequality
educational mobility
innovation in cooperatives
JEL: 
O15
P13
J54
J33
J28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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