ERIC Number: ED270519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Work and Poverty: The Special Problems of the Working Poor. Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session, December 12, 1985.
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.
At this hearing questions of unemployment compensation, job training, minimum wage, and statistics gathering of the Bureau of Labor Statistics were considered. Points made included the following: while minorities are overrepresented among the poor, most poor people are white; most poor people are also women, possibly because they have less access to training for better paying jobs; and expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit Program (EITC) could substantially alleviate the financial burdens of the working poor. An economics professor from Bowdoin College addressed the question of whether many of the poor could work but don't. Testimony was also heard from representatives of various organizations such as the Children's Defense Fund, Nine-to-Five, and Women's Work Force Network Division, Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc. There was also testimony from a professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and a Massachusetts congressional representative. Letters and prepared statements are included. (CG)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.
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