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ERIC Number: ED403362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 218
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Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87766-623-7
The Work Alternative. Welfare Reform and the Realities of the Job Market.
Nightingale, Demetra Smith, Ed.; Haveman, Robert H., Ed.
Contributions to this book are based on presentations at a conference hosted by The Urban Institute in April 1994 to consider the challenges of achieving self-sufficiency for the nation's poor. Achieving long-term self-sufficiency for society's members is a fundamental social goal, but the problems involved, particularly those of finding enough well-paying jobs, are complex. Issues are explored in the following contributions: (1) "Welfare Reform: Historical Context and Current IssuesS (Demetra Smith Nightingale); (2) "Making Work Work: Welfare Reform in the 1990s" (Nathan Glazer); (3) "Outlook for the U.S. Labor Market and Prospects for Low-Wage Entry Jobs" (Rebecca M. Blank); (4) "Employment Prospects of Welfare Recipients" (Gary Burtless); (5) "Subsidized Employment and Non-Labor Market Alternatives for Welfare Recipients" (Rebecca A. Maynard); (6) "Stimulating Employment and Increasing Opportunity for the Current Work Force" (Laurie J. Bassi); (7) "Out-of-Welfare Strategies for Welfare-Bound Youth" (Hillary Pouncy and Ronald B. Mincy); and (8) "The Clinton Alternative to 'Welfare as We Know It': Is It Feasible" (Robert H. Haveman). Each chapter contains references. (Contains 17 tables and 18 figures.) (SLD)
The Urban Institute Press, 2100 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.