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Journal Article

Measuring the Quality, Not Quantity, of Job Creation


Abstract: Job creation has long been seen as a worthy goal that supports economic growth while providing opportunities for the local workforce. Increasingly, however, stakeholders are beginning to ask whether success should be measured purely by the quantity of jobs created without regard for the quality of those jobs. This article explores various efforts that are underway to encourage the creation, dissemination, and integration of job quality standards into investment, philanthropic, and economic development efforts aimed at job creation.

Keywords: economic growth; job creation; community development;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Part of Series: Cascade

Publication Date: 2016-01

Volume: 1

Order Number: 90