Inclusive Development? Addressing Non-Standard Employment in Metropolitan Areas
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Some metropolitan governments are actively addressing these challenges and in fact, some argue that despite a lack of formal powers in the employment policy arena, a “new localism” (Harkness, 2017; Katz, 2018) is leading metropolitan governments to create innovative policy solutions faster than at state or federal levels. Other urban governments, however, have taken little or no effective policy action. This paper will look at the policy-making process of local and metropolitan governments, examining what factors lead some to develop policies that promote and ensure quality employment within a rapidly changing labor market, while others do not. To do so, we will first use a “population-oriented” approach (Mahoney, 2008) to identify which, if any, social, political and economic traits are most likely to increase the probability of addressing the issue of quality employment, followed by an illustrative case study or narrative to show how those traits found to be most relevant play out in the policy-making process.
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