The stunning election of Donald Trump as president throws the future of urban policy into doubt. During the campaign he promised to bring new jobs and improved infrastructure to the inner cities, but so far he has furnished no details. Some of the strategies carried out by cities and states in the past may offer the incoming administration some guidance.
Quo Vadis–Whither Goest the "Margins of our Labor Force"???
Written by The Economic Development CurmudgeonQuo Vadis--Whither Goest the "Margins of our Labor Force"??? Economic and workforce developers typically confront unemployment by providing basic or enhanced skills and repositioning the unemployed into "hot" occupations or growing industry sectors. Alan B. Krueger, Judd Cramer and David Cho, "Are the Long-Term Unemployed on the Margins of the Labor Market", Brookings Papers, however, challenge this paradigm and wonder if the unemployed may be on the margins of the labor market--on the road to dropping out completely. Who is Alan Krueger--from 2011 to August 2013 he was President Obama's White House Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors. So what does Krueger have to say? Continue Reading...