The Essential Economy

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Jennifer Clark , associate professor in the School of Public Policy speaks about "The Essential Economy"

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What Value Do You Put On the Work Of Low Wage Earners?
Georgia Public Broadcasting: The Essential Economy • Aug 16, 2014
Authors: Bill Nigut, Sam Zamarripa, Jennifer Clark, Tom Cunningham
The fight over raising the minimum wage remains unresolved in Washington. But that debate, plus the fight over whether to allow those in this country illegally to seek jobs raises a deeper, more subtle question: what value do we put on the work of low-wage earners? In Georgia, low-wage earners play a significant role in the state’s overall economy. That’s the finding of study called “The Essential Economy.” Creators of the study also suggest the state runs the risk of economic peril if it continues to ignore the contributions made by low wage workers. Tom Cunningham , economist and Vice President of the Federal Reserve of Atlanta Jennifer Clark, associate professor, Georgia Tech School of Public Policy Sam Zamarripa, former state Senator, Atlanta co-chairman of The Essential Economy.

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The fight over raising the minimum wage remains unresolved in Washington. But that debate, plus the fight over whether to allow those in this country illegally to seek jobs raises a deeper, more subtle question: what value do we put on the work of low-wage earners? In Georgia, low-wage earners play a significant role in the state’s overall economy. That’s the finding of study called “The Essential Economy.” Creators of the study also suggest the state runs the risk of economic peril if it continues to ignore the contributions made by low wage workers. Tom Cunningham , economist and Vice President of the Federal Reserve of Atlanta, Jennifer Clark, associate professor, Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, Sam Zamarripa, former state Senator, Atlanta co-chairman of The Essential Economy.

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  • Created On: Aug 25, 2014 - 8:42am
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