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Conditions CP Dartmouth 2K9 - Clark 1 Work Requirements Condition CP Work Requirements Condition CP .......................................................................................................................... 1 1NC Conditions CP (1/3) ......................................................................................................................................... 5 1NC Conditions CP (2/3) ..................................................................................................................................... 6 2. Work Requirements are effective at giving people jobs .................................................................................. 6 (Amanda Paulson, Staff Writer for the Christian Science Monitor, “Is Job Training Next For the War on Poverty”, http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0521/p02s01-uspo.html,5/21/02) ................................................ 6 A growing labor force is often a key indicator of a healthy economy. The availability of jobs and the availability of workers are integrally related. As an expanding economy attracts workers, a sluggish one spurs residents to consider opportunities elsewhere. On the other side of the equation, the availability of workers, especially ones with high levels of education and skills, creates a desirable environment for employers. If employers expand their operations and new employers locate to take advantage of skilled workers, the economy grows, creating more opportunities. Conversely, an inadequate supply of workers tends to make a place less attractive and deters employers from opening have been negatively reinforcing each other in our state. During this time, our labor force grew slightly but then shrunk over the past three years, wiping out all of the gains, and the state is down 150,000 payroll jobs from the peak of the previous economic boom in early 2001. In this, the experience of Massachusetts sharply contrasts with the nation and the other New England states. Over the past five years, all of the other New England states have added workers to their labor force, while Massachusetts has not. The fact that the nation’s labor force is growing, as are the resident labor forces of other states in the region, raises important questions about the reasons that Massachusetts is not attracting or retaining workers. Two very different trends help to explain our state’s stalled workforce. First, a substantial number of workers have left our state for other states. Previous MassINC research has documented that migrants typically tend to be young, well educated managers and professionals who fuel the state’s knowledge economy.4 The second trend is that male workers, especially those with limited education, have stopped working in large numbers and are not actively looking for work. In large part, these men’s withdrawal from the labor force is a consequence of structural changes in the job market, leaving limited economic opportunities for those without a college degree. This trend is occurring nationally but even more so in our state. These two trends, which have different consequences and policy implications, have combined to severely limit the state’s supply of workers ..................................................................................................... 6 1NC Conditions CP (3/3) ......................................................................................................................................... 7 FYI - TANF Work Requirements .......................................................................................................................... 10 Work Requirements Good – Poverty ..................................................................................................................... 11 Breaking the cycle of poverty for requires work reforms .................................................................................. 11 Brian M. Riedl and Robert E. Rector July, Senior Policy Analysts and Grover Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs, 12, 2002 ........................................................................................................................... 11 http://www.heritage.org/research/welfare/BG1568.cfm ................................................................................ 11 Work Requirements Good – Poverty ..................................................................................................................... 12
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