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Employment Guarantee Schemes

Job Creation and Policy in Developing Countries and Emerging Markets

  • Editors
  • Michael J. Murray
  • Mathew Forstater

About this book


Employment Generation Schemes directs attention to challenges and opportunities of enacting direct job creation policies in developing countries and BRICS, including: China, Ghana, Argentina, and India. This exciting new volume investigates how the Job Guarantee might interface with other policy goals.


Argentina China developing countries development emerging markets employer employment migration science and technology success unemployment

About the authors

Poulomi Dasgupta, St. Peters College in Jersey City, USA Richard B. Dadzie, University of Hawaii-West Oahu, USA Antoine Godin, University of Pavia, Italy Josefina Y. Li, Bemidji State University, USA Nancy E. Rose, California State University, USA Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Bard College, USA

Bibliographic information


"A hugely welcome series of studies of direct job creation policies in multiple countries that make clear that national employment guarantees can provide work security and mitigate poverty. Of special note is the efficacy of the Jefes y Jefas program in Argentina. A federal job guarantee is a policy that should be adopted in the USA. The essays in this volume offer the information needed to insure that an American program is designed and implemented paying close attention to the strengths and weaknesses of other nation's experiences with employment guarantees." - William A Darity, Professor of African and African-American Studies and Economics and Chair, Department of African and African American Studies, Duke University, USA