Peggy Clark, Steven L. Dawson, Amy J. Kays, Frieda Molina, Rick Surpin
The Aspen Institute, The Ford Foundation, The Mott Foundation
This research report looks at the experience of community-based organizations that have undertaken sectoral employment development strategies, and attempts to define these strategies and assess their impact. It's purpose is is to spread the idea that the poor can participate in the competitive economy, to illuminate the practice of using a single industry or occupation to create jobs and economic opportunity for the poor, and to promote the concept that poverty alleviation is linked to economic development. The paper attempts to define sectoral employment development as a distinct community based model for employing the urban poor.