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Old assumptions, new realities : economic security for working families in the 21st century

Author: Robert D Plotnick
Publisher: New York, NY : Sage, 2011.
Series: A West Coast Poverty Center volume
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The way Americans live and work has changed significantly since the creation of the Social Security Administration in 1935, but U.S. social welfare policy has failed to keep up with these changes. Old Assumptions, New Realities focuses on policy solutions for today's workers, particularly low-skilled workers and low-income families.--[book jacket].
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Plotnick
ISBN: 9780871546777 0871546779
OCLC Number: 723254175
Description: XII, 257 Seiten.
Contents: Old assumptions, new realities / Marcia K. Meyers, Robert D. Plotnick and Jennifer Romich --
Policies to increase economic security in the twenty-first century --
Working families at risk : understanding and confronting the new economic insecurity / Jacob S. Hacker --
Workforce development and public policy : addressing new realities in low-skill labor markets / Michael A. Stoll --
Creating opportunity at the bottom : the role of skill development and firm-level policies in improving outcomes for low-wage employees / Paul Osterman --
Asset-based policies and financial services : toward fairness and inclusion / Michael Sherraden --
Ensuring that Americans can succeed at home and at work in a global economy / Jody Heymann and Alison Earle --
The new realities of delivering safety-net programs --
Nonprofit helping hands for the working poor : the new realities and challenges of today's safety net / Scott W. Allard --
Reconstituting the safety net : new principles and design elements to better support low-income workers / Jodi R. Sandfort.
Series Title: A West Coast Poverty Center volume
Responsibility: Robert D. Plotnick; Marcia K. Meyers; Jennifer Romich; Steven Rathgeb Smith, eds.

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The way Americans live and work has changed significantly since the creation of the Social Security Administration in 1935, but U.S. social welfare policy has failed to keep up with these changes. Old Assumptions, New Realities focuses on policy solutions for today's workers, particularly low-skilled workers and low-income families.--[book jacket].

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