How to Put More J in the AJA

Michael Stephens | September 28, 2011

Rania Antonopoulos, director of the Gender Equality and the Economy program at the Levy Institute, has a blog post up at Direct Care Alliance making the case for adding social care investments to the American Jobs Act, citing the large employment effects of direct job creation programs in early childhood education and long-term care for the elderly and chronically ill.

A version of this idea showed up on the DC legislative radar recently, in the form of a jobs bill that includes a “Health Corps” and “Child Care Corps” among its provisions for direct job creation (see items 5 and 7).

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