ERIC Number: ED538989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: N/A
Moving Forward: Common Sense Policies to Promote Prosperity for Working Texans
Baylor, Don, Jr.
Center for Public Policy Priorities
This report proposes several distinct--yet interrelated--policy opportunities that can move more Texans into the middle class. These proposals blend greater state-level investments with common sense policy changes to increase economic well-being for working Texans. While Texas policy makers have recognized the connection between workforce productivity and economic development, state economic development strategies depend too heavily on corporate incentives. State workforce investments have lagged behind. As incentives become more expensive, they will deliver lower and lower returns on investment. A sustainable growth agenda is necessary to truly improve economic well-being, enhance marketable skills, and create wealth-building opportunities for working Texans. This report analyzes the barriers facing low-income Texans and provides recommendations to promote prosperity and move the economy forward.
Descriptors: Middle Class, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Low Income Groups, Public Policy, State Government, Economic Factors, Well Being, Employment Level, Productivity, Labor Force, Corporations, Incentives, Job Skills, Tax Credits, Minimum Wage, Wages, Money Management, Adult Education, Job Training, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation; Working Poor Families Project
Authoring Institution: Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP)
Identifiers - Location: Texas