Is the job guarantee a replacement for existing income support policies, entitlements, or safety nets?

A job guarantee would expand the social safety net by expanding access to decent work without replacing other social insurance programs. With a job guarantee in place, people who are unemployed would have the choice of accessing unemployment insurance or taking a job guarantee job. By increasing workers’ incomes, a job guarantee reduces demand for food stamps, housing assistance, and other safety net programs without reducing access to those benefits on an individual basis.

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