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Jobs Aren't Enough - Toward a New Economic Mobility for Low-Income Families (Paperback): Roberta Rehner Iversen, Annie...
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Jobs Aren't Enough - Toward a New Economic Mobility for Low-Income Families (Paperback)

Roberta Rehner Iversen, Annie Laurie Armstrong

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In this gripping ethnographic account, Roberta Iversen and Annie Laurie Armstrong examine the obstacles to economic mobility for low- and increasingly middle-income families in 21st century America. The 'voices' of twenty-five families in Milwaukee, New Orleans, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Seattle and of hundreds of people who are linked to the families' lives, show that the historic myths about opportunity, merit, and 'bootstraps' are outdated and, in some cases, downright dangerous for many urban workers and their families. Iversen and Armstrong show that the social institutions of family, education, labour market and policy all intersect to influence mobility. Jobs Aren't Enough proposes a new mobility paradigm grounded in cooperation, collaboration, mutuality and revitalization of the 'public will' to maximize both household and profit.

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Imprint: Temple University Press,U.S.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2006
First published: July 2006
Authors: Roberta Rehner Iversen • Annie Laurie Armstrong
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 296
ISBN-13: 978-1-59213-356-7
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Work & labour
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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Central government > Central government policies
LSN: 1-59213-356-8
Barcode: 9781592133567

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