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.
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