SUBSIDIZED EMPLOYMENT

REPORT | June 2019

Fighting Poverty with Jobs: Projecting the Impacts of a National Subsidized Employment Program

Jobs are at the heart of our nation’s debates around poverty and economic security. In this joint report from the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University, we find that a comprehensive subsidized employment program would reach millions of U.S. workers left behind in today’s economy, reducing the poverty rate among participants by nearly half.

Casey Goldvale, Kali Grant, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, & Sophie Khan
Sophie Collyer, Christopher Wimer, & Isaac Santelli

ARTICLE | February 2018

Working to Reduce Poverty: A National Subsidized Employment Proposal

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality along with some of the country’s leading experts are excited to release a new article, “Working to Reduce Poverty: A National Subsidized Employment Proposal.” Subsidized employment programs that increase labor supply and demand are a proven, underutilized strategy for reducing poverty in the short and long term. This article proposes two new separate but harmonized federal funding streams for subsidized employment.

Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant, Julie Kerksick, Dan Bloom, Ajay Chaudry

WEBINAR | March 2018

Realizing Full Employment: Bold Policy Solutions to Advance Economic Opportunity for All

This webinar provided an overview of the current subsidized employment landscape, explored a new policy proposals for a national subsidized employment strategies, and lifted up lessons learned from implementing these strategies in communities. We hope this conversation helps to build momentum for a national subsidized employment program and similar policy solutions that can help reduce poverty by ensuring that all people can access and succeed in work.

To view the full recording of the webinar, visit here.

To see the slides from the webinar, visit here.

REPORT | Spring 2016

Lessons Learned From 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs

A framework, review of models, and recommendations for helping disadvantaged workers. Featured in The Atlantic article, “The Case for a New WPA,” the center’s report presents the most extensive review to date of subsidized employment programs and models spanning four decades that target populations with serious or multiple barriers to employment in the United States.

EVENT | August 2016

Taking on Chronic Unemployment: Lessons Learned From 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs

The center, the National Employment Law Project (NELP) and the Heartland Alliance held a webinar on how states can explore adopting and innovating subsidized employment programs as a promising strategy for helping long-term and chronically unemployed workers succeed in the labor market.

INFLUENCE | February 2016

Comments in Support of Proposed WIOA Combined State Plan

The center joined Community Legal Services and the Community Justice Project in submitting comments on Pennsylvania’s proposal, outlining the importance of allocating the full possible share of funding dedicated to transitional employment, a form of subsidized employment that focuses on transitioning workers into unsubsidized employment.

VIDEO | February 2016

The Obama Administration’s Wage Insurance Proposal

The center’s Indivar Dutta-Gupta weighs in on wage insurance in this segment on President Obama’s FY 2017 budget from CCTV America.

ARTICLE | Fall 2015

Poverty and Inequality in America: Why We Should Care and What We Should Do

Article in the Fall 2015 issue of InSight on two-generation approaches to poverty reduction and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

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