Making Jobs Good

  title={Making Jobs Good},
  author={John T. Schmitt and Janelle Jones},
  pages={21 - 6}
Although economists typically look for a silver bullet to solve a problem, the authors find that creating good jobs will require a full-court press. Raising educational attainment is by no means enough. Other policies are also needed. 

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  • 2019
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