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
|Author||Greg J. Duncan, Aletha C. Huston, Thomas S. Weisner|
|Publisher||Russell Sage Foundation|
|Number Of Pages||184|
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