Job Creation Programs of the Great Depression: the WPA and the CCC
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[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).
employment; job creation; Great Depression; public policy; Works Progress Administration; WPA; Civilian Conservation Corps; CCC