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Is Work Enough?: The Experiences of Current and Former Welfare Mothers Who Work

The Manpower Research Demonstration Corporation (MRDC) issued this report last month detailing the experiences of working mothers who were formerly on welfare. The report is drawn from survey data and ethnographic interviews collected by the Project on Devolution and Urban Change, which studied welfare reform in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, and Philadelphia. Among the more distressing findings, Is Work Enough? reports that about half of the women surveyed were working at the time they were interviewed; however, most of those women were in low wage jobs and living below the poverty level. Among the women who were most consistently employed, about half were in jobs with health insurance. At the MRDC site, users can read an executive survey online or download the 97-page report in .pdf format.
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A Project on Devolution and Urban Change
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December 21st, 2001
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April 7th, 2003 at 4:01pm
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April 7th, 2003 at 4:01pm
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