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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Profile of the Working Poor
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Sar A. Levitan (1914--1994) was research professor and director of the George Washington University Center for Social Policy Studies. He published sixteen books with Johns Hopkins, including Working but Poor (with Isaac Shapiro). Garth L. Mangum is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Utah.Stephen L. Mangum is senior associate dean for academic programs in the Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University, Columbus. Andrew M. Sum is a professor of economics and director of the Center for Labor and Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.