The involvement of the federal government in retraining of dislocated workers raises the specter of rigidity, bureaucracy, paternalism, and cost. After examining the dimensions of the dislocated worker problem and the need for governmental involvement, this article examines the use of tax policy to enable workers to bridge the gap between old and new jobs and to thrive in an economy in transition. The policy making challenge can be succinctly stated: is it possible to use the federal income tax system to the advantage of society by creating tax incentives for a retraining program based on individual choice and limited government involvement?
Solomon, Lewis D.; Solomon, Janet S.; and Malsberger, Brian M.
"Assisting Dislocated Workers: Dimensions, Needs and Tax Policy Options,"
Akron Tax Journal: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
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