ERIC Number: ED099558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
The Design of Federal Employment Programs: An Economic Analysis.
Seidman, Laurence S.
The report consists of three parts: "The Design of a Federal Employment Program to Counter Recession"; "The Design of a Federal Employment Program in a Strategy to Raise Low Earnings"; and "The Design of a Guaranteed Job Opportunity as a Part of Welfare Reform". In Part 1, an Anti-Recession Program (ARP) is proposed. ARP is an automatically triggered Federal employment program that builds on the current Public Employment Program, but tries to correct its weaknesses. In Part 2, a two-pronged strategy to raise low earnings is proposed, consisting of an increase and extension of the Federal minimum wage, and job creation induced by a Federal employment program. An Employment Incentive Program (EIP) is proposed with reservations. Finally, in Part 3 the obstacles to implementing a guaranteed job opportunity are analyzed. (Author)
Descriptors: Economic Research, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Government Role, Incentives, Job Development, Labor Economics, Labor Market, Low Income, Policy Formation, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Public Service Occupations, Supervision, Underemployment, Unemployment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley