Making Work Pay: America after Welfare

Making Work Pay: America after Welfare

by Robert Kuttner
     
 

In the five years since Congress acted to "end welfare as we know it," millions of people have been forced out of government assistance programs into low-wage, dead-end jobs with few, if any, benefits. They still await the second half of President Bill Clinton's welfare reform, which was supposed to "make work pay." Joining the important debate over the future of…  See more details below

Overview

In the five years since Congress acted to "end welfare as we know it," millions of people have been forced out of government assistance programs into low-wage, dead-end jobs with few, if any, benefits. They still await the second half of President Bill Clinton's welfare reform, which was supposed to "make work pay." Joining the important debate over the future of welfare and work, Making Work Pay brings together leading policy analysts and journalists to examine the broad fallout of welfare reform: among them, Michael Massing reports on welfare-to-work programs that actually work; Naomi Barko reveals how the gender gap in wages hits low-income workers hardest; Harold Meyerson describes the growing movement to organize low-wage workers; and Jared Bernstein and Mark Greenberg outline an agenda for the future of welfare reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565846951
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.62(d)

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