Title Old assumptions, new realities : economic security for working families in the 21st century / Robert D. Plotnick ... [et al.]
Imprint New York : Russell Sage Foundation, c2011
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HD4901 .O56 2010    AVAILABLE    30610020335162
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  331.54 OL13 2011    AVAILABLE  -  30500101474529
Descript xii, 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note "A West Coast Poverty Center volume."
Includes bibliographical references and index
Old assumptions, new realities / Marcia K. Meyers, Robert D. Plotnick and Jennifer Romich -- Policies to increase economic security in the twenty-first century -- Working families at risk : understanding and confronting the new economic insecurity / Jacob S. Hacker -- Workforce development and public policy : addressing new realities in low-skill labor markets / Michael A. Stoll -- Creating opportunity at the bottom : the role of skill development and firm-level policies in improving outcomes for low-wage employees / Paul Osterman -- Asset-based policies and financial services : toward fairness and inclusion / Michael Sherraden -- Ensuring that Americans can succeed at home and at work in a global economy / Jody Heymann and Alison Earle -- The new realities of delivering safety-net programs -- Nonprofit helping hands for the working poor : the new realities and challenges of today's safety net / Scott W. Allard -- Reconstituting the safety net : new principles and design elements to better support low-income workers / Jodi R. Sandfort
The way Americans live and work has changed significantly since the creation of the Social Security Administration in 1935, but U.S. social welfare policy has failed to keep up with these changes. The model of the male breadwinner-led nuclear family has given way to diverse and often complex family structures, more women in the workplace, and nontraditional job arrangements. Old Assumptions, New Realities identifies the tensions between twentieth-century social policy and twenty-first century realities for working Americans and offers promising new reforms for ensuring social and economic security
Lib. has: c2010. HS
Subject Working poor -- United States
Social security -- United States
United States -- Social policy -- 21st century
Alt Author Plotnick, Robert D