Not Working : Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare Reform
Contributor(s): Theoharis, Jeanne.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (320 p.).ISBN: 9780814761311.Subject(s): Immigrants -- California -- Long Beach -- Economic conditions | Immigrants -- California -- Long Beach -- Social conditions | Mexican American women -- California -- Long Beach -- Economic conditions | Mexican American women -- California -- Long Beach -- Social conditions | Public welfare --Political aspects -- United States | Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program) | United States. Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 | Welfare recipients -- Employment -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Not Working : Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare ReformDDC classification: 362.5/84 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Latinas on the Fault Lines of Citizenship; Part I. Neither a Hand Up nor a Handout; 1 Ending Welfare: New Nativism andthe Triumph of Post-Civil Rights Politics; 2 Poverty in the Suburbs:Race and Redevelopment Policy in Long Beach; Part II. Any Job at Any Wage; 3 Tough Love in L.A. County:The Failure of Welfare-to-Work; 4 The Myth of Welfare Dependency:Caught between Welfare and Work; 5 "It's Not What You Choose, but Where TheySend You": Inside Personal Responsibility; Conclusion: The Emperor's New Welfare: Reassessing the "Success" of Welfare Reform
NotesIndex; About the Authors
Not Working chronicles the devastating effects of the 1996 welfare reform legislation that ended welfare as we know it. For those who now receive public assistance, "work" means pleading with supervisors for full-time hours, juggling ever-changing work schedules, and shuffling between dead-end jobs that leave one physically and psychically exhausted. Through vivid story-telling and pointed analysis, Not Working profiles the day-to-day struggles of Mexican immigrant women in the Los Angeles area, showing the increased vulnerability they face in the welfare office and labor market. The new "work
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