An in-depth view of the world of low-wage women workers, this expert presentation by authors actively involved in the field provides a realistic picture of the women and the issues as well as suggested strategies and innovations. The book covers a wide range of topics, including getting and keeping a job, struggling to balance the demands of work and family, health care, child care, and unemployment. It is set in the context of both welfare reform and the low-wage labor market and incorporates both self-employment and micro-business enterprise.
Table of Contents
Low-Wage Work "As We Know It": What's Wrong/What Can Be Done, Joel F. Handler; 2. Welfare Restructuring and Working Poor Family Policy: The New Context, Mark Greenberg; 3. Barriers to Finding and Maintaining Jobs: The Perspective of Workers and Employers in the Low-Wage Labor Market, Julia R. Henly; 4. Self-Employment: Possibilities and Problems, Susan R. Jones; 5. Shaping Regional Economies to Sustain Quality Work: The Cooperative Health Care Federation, Peter Pitegoff; 6. Quality Child Care for Low-income Families: Despair, Impasse, Improvisation, Lucie White; 7. The Health Care Puzzle: Creating Coverage for Low-Wage Workers and Their Families, Louise G. Trubek; 8. Unemployment Insurance and Low Wage Work, Lucy Williams; 9. Community-Based, Employment-Related Services, Yeheskel Hasenfeld and Joel F. Handler; 10. The Perils of advocacy: Listening, Labeling Appropriating, Kathleen Sullivan; 11. Afterword: What's the Globe Got to Do with it? Fran Ansley
Joel F. Handler has been a Professor of Law, specializing in social welfare law and policy, poverty, welfare bureaucracies, and comparative welfare states. He has published several books and articles, has won the American Political Science Association prize for the best book in US National Policy (1997) and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has lectured in Europe, Israel, South America, and Asia. Jay D. White is a professor of public administration at the University of Nebraska, Omaha and coeditor of Research in Public Administration: Reflections on Theory and Practice (Sage Publications, 1994). He is editor of the annual, Research in Public Administration.