Welfare, the Working Poor, and Labor

Welfare, the Working Poor, and Labor

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Since the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, it has become clear that the issues associated with welfare are now inextricably woven into the problems of low-wage work. In this volume leading commentators on the labor scene analyze poverty and welfare reform within a context of low-wage work and the contours of the labor market that welfare recipients are entering. Given the new welfare reform regime of time limits and work requirements, problems of welfare cannot be separated from problems of work, politics, organizing, and other questions of social and economic policy. Although there have been many volumes on welfare reform, the unique contribution of this work is that it brings labor into the discussion and creates a bridge between the domains of labor and welfare.Louise Simmons ... I also extend my gratitude to all of the authors whose work appears in the volume for the quality of their contributions and their cooperation in a complex process. I wish to acknowledge the assistance offered to me by the anbsp;...

Title:Welfare, the Working Poor, and Labor
Author: Louise Simmons
Publisher:M.E. Sharpe - 2004-02-25

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