ERIC Number: ED403362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Job Development, Labor Market, Low Income Groups, Social Problems, Urban Problems, Urban Youth, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
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
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.