Welfare Restructuring, Work & Poverty: Policy Implications from Oregon

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Title: Welfare Restructuring, Work & Poverty: Policy Implications from Oregon
Author: Acker, Joan; Morgen, Sandra; Gonzales, Lisa; Weigt, Jill; Barry, Kate; Heath, Terri
Abstract: Table of Contents: Acknowledgements. List of Figures. Executive Summary. Introduction: Are the New Welfare Policies Working? Section I — A Study of Former Welfare Recipients in Oregon. What did we study? Whom did we study? Who are the TANF-diverted? TANF Leavers vs.Food Stamp Leavers. Section II — The Struggle for Self-sufficiency. Are former welfare recipients working? What kind of wages are former recipients earning? How do wage levels fit into the bigger picture? Can families make it on low wages alone? Is “welfare reform ”helping families climb out of poverty? Who is making it? Who isn ’t making it? Section III — The Low-wage Labor Market. Is welfare-to-work working? What is a good job? Will job prospects for former recipients improve? What makes a good job for single parents? Section IV — The Work of Raising Children. Who has problems with childcare? How important is childcare assistance? Is daycare the only solution? Why can ’t poor mothers care for their own children? Section V — Non-employment and Unemployment. Do employers care about the lives of low-wage workers? What happens when people who are poor get sick? Section VI — The Demographics of Poverty. Who ’s poor in Oregon? Does the low-wage sector discriminate? Does labor have a gender divide? Section VII — Education, Training and Job Advancement. Does “welfare reform ”provide a route out of poverty? Why can ’t people who are poor access education? What makes educational attainment possible? Conclusion — Setting and Meeting the Goal of Poverty Reduction. Is “welfare reform ”reducing poverty in Oregon? Recommendations. An end to poverty? Bibliography.
Description: 81 p.A print copy of this title is available through the UO Libraries under the call number: KNIGHT HV98.O7 A35 2002
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/952
Date: 2002


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