Opportunities of the Green Economy : an Analysis of the American Labor Force
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- Master Thesis 
Unemployment and fiscal recovery in the United States since the recession of the late 2000’s has been a quavering and tedious process. Underlining structural deficiencies in the American labor force were exposed through the periodic events of the recession. Politicians have highlighted green investments as one solution to foster economic growth and recovery to full employment. This study measures the occupations that will gain from green investments and the solutions the green economy provides to failures in the employment structure. Labor statistics show that green investments may cause widespread continental job creation and higher income within individual sectors, but there is danger of regional inequalities and that green employment opportunities may place additional favoritism on certain demographic groups.