Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work

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Welfare mothers are popularly viewed as passively dependent on their checks and averse to work. Reformers across the political spectrum advocate moving these women off the welfare rolls and into the labor force as the solution to their problems. Making Ends Meet offers dramatic evidence toward a different conclusion: In the present labor market, unskilled single mothers who hold jobs are frequently worse off than those on welfare, and neither welfare nor low-wage employment alone will support a family at subsistence levels. ...

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Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work
1997, Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN-13: 9780871542342

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Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work
1997, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780871542298

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