Working but poor: America's contradiction

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993 - Business & Economics - 152 pages
Revised and expanded for the 1990's, this new edition of Working But Poor examines the experiences and hardships of today's poor workers and analyzes how government policies can best relieve deprivation and encourage work. In profiles of poor workers, the authors examine the severity of income problems and analyze the nature of low-wage job markets. They also assess the impact of unemployment, technological developments, immigration, and international trade on this complex and persistent problem.

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In the United States today, 2 million full-time workers and their families live in poverty, as do 7 million part-time workers and their families. These people are often worse off than the unemployed ... Read full review


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