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Alternative Labor Market Policies to Increase Economic Self-Sufficiency: Mandating Higher Wages, Subsidizing Employment, and Increasing Productivity

David Neumark

NBER Working Paper No. 14807
Issued in March 2009

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Neumark is also a Senior Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Research Fellow at IZA. This paper was prepared for the conference “Pathways to Self Sufficiency: Getting Ahead in an Era beyond Welfare Reform,” Madison, WI, September 6-7, 2007. I am grateful to Greg Duncan, Carolyn Heinrich, Harry Holzer, Karl Scholz, other conference participants, and two anonymous reviewers for helpful comments. The views in the paper do not reflect those of the Public Policy Institute of California. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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