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What Can You Do?

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199794645
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199928606 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0011
What Can You Do?

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By this point, readers will have learned how the poorer half of the world's people work and what has been done in different countries to help the poor earn their way out of poverty. For readers who may be asking themselves “What can I do?” this short chapter talks about some of the possibilities ranging from helping spread information and good ideas to making companies more aware of the situations of the workers they employ to working for better public policies to devoting part of one's time or money to help solve the problems of the poor to making the fight against global poverty one's life's work.

Keywords: poverty; labor market; work; self-employment; create good jobs; improve earnings levels

Chapter.  1880 words. 

Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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