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Jobs aren't enough : toward a new economic mobility for low-income families

Author: Roberta Rehner Iversen; Annie Laurie Armstrong
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa : Temple University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the obstacles to economic mobility for low- and middle-income families in 21st century America. This book proposes a different mobility paradigm grounded in cooperation, collaboration,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Rehner Iversen; Annie Laurie Armstrong
ISBN: 159213355X 9781592133550 1592133568 9781592133567
OCLC Number: 475490161
Description: xii, 284 s
Contents: Are jobs enough for economic mobility? --
From the old to the new economic mobility --
The parents: their backgrounds, lives and locations --
The children: their lives and worlds --
Workforce development: systems and networks --
Yesterday's firms and today's families: connects and disconnects with Michele Belliveau --
Children's schools, parents' work and policy: alignment and misalignment --
Jobs aren't enough: toward an agenda for family economic mobility
Responsibility: Roberta Rehner Iversen and Annie Laurie Armstrong

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