An in-depth view of the world of low-wage women workers, this expert presentation by authors actively involved in the field provides a realistic picture of the women and the issues as well as suggested strategies and innovations. The book covers a wide range of topics, including getting and keeping a job, struggling to balance the demands of work and family, health care, child care, and unemployment. It is set in the context of both welfare reform and the low-wage labor market and incorporates both self-employment and micro-business enterprise.
A series of 11 essays dealing with job prospects for poor women after the triumph of the notion that women should not raise their own children. The topics include welfare restructuring and working-poor family policy as a new context, possibilities and problems of self- employment, quality child-care for low-income families, creating health-care coverage for low-wage workers and their families, unemployment insurance, community-based employment services, and the perils of advocacy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Low-Wage Work "As We Know It": What's Wrong/What Can Be Done, Joel F. Handler; 2. Welfare Restructuring and Working Poor Family Policy: The New Context, Mark Greenberg; 3. Barriers to Finding and Maintaining Jobs: The Perspective of Workers and Employers in the Low-Wage Labor Market, Julia R. Henly; 4. Self-Employment: Possibilities and Problems, Susan R. Jones; 5. Shaping Regional Economies to Sustain Quality Work: The Cooperative Health Care Federation, Peter Pitegoff; 6. Quality Child Care for Low-income Families: Despair, Impasse, Improvisation, Lucie White; 7. The Health Care Puzzle: Creating Coverage for Low-Wage Workers and Their Families, Louise G. Trubek; 8. Unemployment Insurance and Low Wage Work, Lucy Williams; 9. Community-Based, Employment-Related Services, Yeheskel Hasenfeld and Joel F. Handler; 10. The Perils of advocacy: Listening, Labeling Appropriating, Kathleen Sullivan; 11. Afterword: What's the Globe Got to Do with it? Fran Ansley