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The Opportunity Compact: Exploring the Oportunity to Earn

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): National Urban League. Policy Institute

Author(s): Mark McArdle; Renee R. Hanson; Valerie Rawlston Wilson

Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Economics (Infrastructure)
Labor (Labor policy)
Social conditions (Urban conditions)

Keywords: Earned Income Tax Credit; Second chance programs; Youth job training; Urban infrastructure

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This report focuses on the Opportunity to Earn, a cornerstone of the National Urban League's Opportunity Compact, and describes the current state of the economy as well as proposes several specific policy recommendations that will support working Americans and provide more economic opportunity. It also details where the Presidential candidates stand on economic policy and these recommendations.