ERIC Number: ED175746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Freedom from Want: Towards More Equality. Proceedings of the Conference on Income Maintenance and Full Employment.
Thode, Kathleen B., Ed.
The document reports on a 1976 conference discussing critical issues related to income maintenance and full employment. The objective is to explore the persistence of inequality and want in America and the issue of achieving more equality through income maintenance programs and full employment. Major topics include values issues; income maintenance as related to the shortcomings of the current system, its implications and practicalities; attitudes necessary for change; and suggested strategies for change. Conclusions show a need to heighten public awareness of the inequitable distribution of income and wealth, the necessity of dealing with full employment and income maintenance programs in an integrated way, a need to redesign current means of providing income support and jobs, and a need for leaders who promote cooperative values. Speeches are entitled: "Recent Welfare Reform Efforts,""Income Equality - Tax Exemptions and Tax Credits,""The Welfare Mess - Underlying Value Assumptions,""Political Prospects for Full Employment and Income Maintenance Legislation,""The Politics of Full Employment,""Implications of Welfare Reform,""Full Employment Legislation,""The Persistence of Inequality,""Extending Employment Opportunities - Who and How?" and "Increased Employment - Private Sector Initiatives." A bibliography concludes the report. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Safeco Insurance Co., Seattle, WA.
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