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Author Quigley, William
Title Ending Poverty As We Know It : Guaranteeing a Right to a Job
Imprint Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2003
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- I. Introduction -- 1 Why a Right to a Job at a Living Wage? -- II. Reeducating Ourselves about What It Means to Be Poor -- 2 Myths and Facts about Poverty and Work -- 3 Our History Shapes Our Thinking -- 4 Current Official Definition of Poverty -- 5 A New Definition of Poverty -- III. Poverty and Lack of Work -- 6 The Extent of Unemployment and Underemployment -- 7 The Cost of Unemployment and Underemployment -- IV. Work and Poverty -- 8 The Working Poor -- 9 Low-Wage Work -- V. A Constitutional Right to a Job at a Living Wage -- 10 A Constitutional Amendment -- 11 Support for a Right to a Job -- 12 Support for a Right to Living Wages -- 13 How Might a Constitutional Amendment Work? -- 14 The Way to End Poverty as We Know It -- Notes -- Suggested Web Resources for Further Reading -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Across the United States tens of millions of people are working forty or more hours a week...and living in poverty. This is surprising in a country where politicians promise that anyone who does their share, and works hard, will get ahead. In Ending Poverty As We Know It, William Quigley argues that it is time to make good on that promise by adding to the Constitution language that insures those who want to work can do so-and at a wage that enables them to afford reasonable shelter, clothing, and food
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Quigley, William Ending Poverty As We Know It : Guaranteeing a Right to a Job Philadelphia : Temple University Press,c2003 9781592130320
Subject Wages -- United States.;Poverty -- United States.;Wages -- Law and legislation -- United States
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