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It's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World

It's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World (Paperback)

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The world of welfare has changed radically. As the poor trade welfare checks for low-wage jobs, their low earnings qualify them for a hefty check come tax time a combination of the earned income tax credit and other refunds. For many working parents this one check is like hitting the lottery, offering several months' wages as well as the hope of investing in a better future. Drawing on interviews with 115 families, the authors look at how parents plan to use this annual cash windfall to build up savings, go back to school, and send their kids to college. However, these dreams of upward mobility are often dashed by the difficulty of trying to get by on meager wages. In accessible and engaging prose, It's Not Like I'm Poor examines the costs and benefits of the new work-based safety net, suggesting ways to augment its strengths so that more of the working poor can realize the promise of a middle-class life.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesPoverty & unemploymentPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial mobilityPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: University of California Press Publication Date: 16/12/2014 ISBN-13: 9780520275355  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sarah Halpern-Meekin is Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. Kathryn Edin is Distinguished Bloomberg Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She is the coauthor of Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City, Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage, and Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work. Laura Tach is Assistant Professor of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. Jennifer Sykes is Assistant Professor of Social Relations and Policy at James Madison College, Michigan State University.

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