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Book Reviews : Welfare, the Working Poor, and Labor. Edited by Louise Simmons. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc, 2004. 172 pp. $24.95 paper

Book Reviews : Welfare, the Working Poor, and Labor. Edited by Louise Simmons. Armonk, NY: M.E.... the and Labor . Edited Louise Simmons. NY: Poor, by Armonk, Welfare, Working M.E. 2004. 172 Inc, pp. $24.95 Sharpe, paper. The Personal and Work Reconciliation Act Responsibility Opportunity was in known as &dquo;welfare (PRWORA), reform,&dquo; passed by Congress commonly a success because of 1996. call PRWORA Supporters continuously declining welfare rolls. do welfare rolls lead to rates? However, declining declining poverty to several authors in Politicians love success but stories, according showcasing Louise Simmons’ the and these success anthology, Ui~elfare, Working Poor, Labor, stories are the not the rule. These authors data exception, provide showing that welfare rolls has not reduced reducing poverty. One article makes a case that when welfare find it is work, recipients not due to the success of the but to a robust Another article law, economy. measure the success the lower observes that while of PRWORA proponents by numbers of welfare other measures like and recipients, &dquo;reducing poverty for the and to lift inequality, creating jobs poor, increasing wages low-wage workers out of have not been included as poverty ... policy goals.&dquo; Simmons’ book is an eclectic collection of ten well-re- well-written, and articles which a of searched, interesting, compelling provide range insight- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Labor Studies Journal SAGE

Book Reviews : Welfare, the Working Poor, and Labor. Edited by Louise Simmons. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc, 2004. 172 pp. $24.95 paper

Labor Studies Journal , Volume 30 (2): 2 – Jun 1, 2005

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the and Labor . Edited Louise Simmons. NY: Poor, by Armonk, Welfare, Working M.E. 2004. 172 Inc, pp. $24.95 Sharpe, paper. The Personal and Work Reconciliation Act Responsibility Opportunity was in known as &dquo;welfare (PRWORA), reform,&dquo; passed by Congress commonly a success because of 1996. call PRWORA Supporters continuously declining welfare rolls. do welfare rolls lead to rates? However, declining declining poverty to several authors in Politicians love success but stories, according showcasing Louise Simmons’ the and these success anthology, Ui~elfare, Working Poor, Labor, stories are the not the rule. These authors data exception, provide showing that welfare rolls has not reduced reducing poverty. One article makes a case that when welfare find it is work, recipients not due to the success of the but to a robust Another article law, economy. measure the success the lower observes that while of PRWORA proponents by numbers of welfare other measures like and recipients, &dquo;reducing poverty for the and to lift inequality, creating jobs poor, increasing wages low-wage workers out of have not been included as poverty ... policy goals.&dquo; Simmons’ book is an eclectic collection of ten well-re- well-written, and articles which a of searched, interesting, compelling provide range insight-

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Published: Jun 1, 2005

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