Publication Date

1-14-2010

Abstract

[Excerpt] This report first describes the social policy environment in which the 1930s job creation programs were developed and examines the reasons for their shortcomings then and as models for current-day countercyclical employment measures. It then provides a brief overview of the two job creation programs of the Depression-era that Members of Congress have asked about most frequently: the Works Progress or Projects Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

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Suggested Citation
Levine, L. (2010). Job creation programs of the Great Depression: the WPA and the CCC. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.
http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/key_workplace/708

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