Higher Ground: New Hope For The Working Poor And Their Children

Brand: Russell Sage Foundation
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ISBN : 9780871541673
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Higher Ground: New Hope for the Working Poor and Their Children

During the 1990s, growing demands to end chronic welfare dependency culminated in the 1996 federal “welfare-to-work” reforms. But regardless of welfare reform, the United States has always been home to a large population of working poor—people who remain poor even when they work and do not receive welfare. In a concentrated effort to address the problems of the working poor, a coalition of community activists and business leaders in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, launched New Hope, an experimental program that boosted employment among the city’s poor while reducing poverty and improving children’s lives. In Higher Ground, Greg Duncan, Aletha Huston, and Thomas Weisner provide a compelling look at how New Hope can serve as a model for national anti-poverty policies.

Specifications of Higher Ground: New Hope for the Working Poor and Their Children

GENERAL
AuthorGreg J. Duncan, Aletha C. Huston, Thomas S. Weisner
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-10087154167X
ISBN-139780871541673
PublisherRussell Sage Foundation
Number Of Pages184
Publication Date2008-11-14
DIMENSIONS
Height9 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width0.6 inch.
Weight0.6 pounds.

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