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Work and welfare, Robert M. Solow ; [comments by] Gertrude Himmelfarb [and others] ; edited by Amy Gutmann

Label
Work and welfare
Title
Work and welfare
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Solow ; [comments by] Gertrude Himmelfarb [and others] ; edited by Amy Gutmann
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Solow condemns the welfare reforms recently passed by Congress and President Clinton for confronting welfare recipients with an unworkable choice - finding work in the current labor market or losing benefits. He argues that the only practical and fair way to move recipients to work is, in contrast, through an ambitious plan to guarantee that every able-bodied citizen has access to a job. Solow contends that the demand implicit in the 1996 Welfare Reform Act for welfare recipients to find work in the existing labor market has two crucial flaws. Solow concludes that it is legitimate to want welfare recipients to work, but not to want them to live at a miserable standard or to benefit at the expense of the working poor, especially since children are often the first to suffer. Instead, he writes, we should create new demand for unskilled labor through public-service employment and incentives to the private sector - in effect, fair "workfare." Throughout, Solow places debate over welfare reform in the context of a struggle to balance competing social values, in particular self-reliance and altruism
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Solow, Robert M
Dewey number
362.5/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV95
LC item number
.S64 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Himmelfarb, Gertrude
  • Gutmann, Amy
Series statement
The University Center for Human Values series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public welfare
  • Welfare recipients
  • Poor
  • Unskilled labor
  • Wages
  • Aide sociale
  • Aide sociale
  • Ouvriers non qualifiés
  • Pauvres
  • Salaires
  • Aide sociale
  • Aide sociale
  • Pauvres
  • Ouvriers non qualifiés
  • Salaires
  • Poor
  • Public welfare
  • Unskilled labor
  • Wages
  • Welfare recipients
  • United States
  • Werkgelegenheid
  • Werkloosheidsuitkeringen
  • Salarissen
  • Ongeschoolde arbeid
  • Arbeitsmarktpolitik
  • Beschäftigung
  • Soziale Wohlfahrt
  • Sozialpolitik
  • USA
  • Pauvres
  • Ouvriers non qualifiés
  • Revenu
  • Aide sociale
  • Aide sociale
  • Salaires
  • Travailleurs pauvres
  • Sozialpolitik
  • Beschäftigung
  • Arbeitsmarktpolitik
  • Arbeitsmarkt
  • Hilfsarbeiter
  • Arbeitslosenunterstützung
  • Soziale Wohlfahrt
  • USA
Label
Work and welfare, Robert M. Solow ; [comments by] Gertrude Himmelfarb [and others] ; edited by Amy Gutmann
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lecture I: Guess who likes workfare / Robert M. Solow -- Lecture II: Guess who pays for workfare / Robert M. Solow -- Comment / Glenn C. Loury -- Comment / Anthony Lewis -- Comment / John E. Roemer -- Comment / Gertrude Himmelfarb -- Response to comments / Robert M. Solow
Control code
ocm38732084
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 100 pages
Isbn
9780691058832
Lccn
98006478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38732084
  • (OCoLC)38732084
Label
Work and welfare, Robert M. Solow ; [comments by] Gertrude Himmelfarb [and others] ; edited by Amy Gutmann
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lecture I: Guess who likes workfare / Robert M. Solow -- Lecture II: Guess who pays for workfare / Robert M. Solow -- Comment / Glenn C. Loury -- Comment / Anthony Lewis -- Comment / John E. Roemer -- Comment / Gertrude Himmelfarb -- Response to comments / Robert M. Solow
Control code
ocm38732084
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 100 pages
Isbn
9780691058832
Lccn
98006478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38732084
  • (OCoLC)38732084

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