Brief Better Workers for Better Jobs
Improving Worker Advancement in the Low-Wage Labor Market
Harry Holzer
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Low-wage workers in the United States are falling further and further behind their higher-earning counterparts. This brief examines a discussion paper for The Hamilton Project, proposing a new federal funding stream to identify, expand, and replicate the most successful state and local worker advancement initiatives. Under the proposed Worker Advancement Grants for Employment in States (WAGES ) program, the federal government would offer up to $5 billion annually in matching funds for increases in state, local, and private expenditures on worker advancement initiatives.
Research Areas Education Workforce
Tags Workforce development Workplace and industry studies
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population