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Welfare, the Working Poor, and Labor - Louise B. Simmons

Welfare, the Working Poor, and Labor

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Published: 31st May 2004
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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. This volume analyzes 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 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 volume is that it brings labor into the discussion and creates a bridge between the domains of labor and welfare.

List of Tables and Figures
Sources and Credits
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Working Poor and the Contours of Welfare Reform
Discipline and Seduction: The Campaign to Regulate American Workers
The Mirage of Welfare Reform
The Long Economic Downturn of the New Century
Workers and Workforce Issues
A Report from the Front Lines of Welfare Reform
Privatization, Labor-Management Relations, and Working Conditions for Lower-Skilled Employees
The Workforce Investment Act and the Labor Movement
Revolving Doors: Temp Agencies as Accelerators of Churning in Low-Wage Labor Markets
Labor and the Struggles Over Social Welfare and Work
Evaluating the Living Wage Strategy: Prospects, Problems, and Possibilities
Labor-Welfare Linkages and the Imperative of Organizing Low-Wage Women Workers
Urban Poverty, Social Welfare, and Human Rights
About the Editor and Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780765613011
ISBN-10: 0765613018
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 31st May 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.27