An in-depth view of the world of low-wage female workers in the United States. Written by expert authors actively involved in the field, this work provides -- for the first time -- a focused picture of the critical issues, along with realistic solutions in the struggle of working poor women. The book covers a wide range of topics, including getting and keeping a job, struggling to balance the demands of work and family, health care, child care, and unemployment. It is set in the context of both welfare reform and the low-wage labor market and incorporates both self-employment and micro-business enterprise.One of the state initiatives that began in the waiver process was the use of diversion assistance, in which more intensive, short-term assistance was made available to families (e.g., car repair, special housing assistance) in order to respond toanbsp;...
|Author||:||Joel F. Handler, Lucie White|
|Publisher||:||M.E. Sharpe - 1999|