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How Much More Can They Work?: Setting Realistic Expectations for Welfare Mothers

LaDonna Pavetti

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0028
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines comparative work experiences of welfare recipients and nonrecipients prior to the implementation of work-related reforms. It estimates the amount of additional work that welfare ... More


On the Back of Blacks?: Immigrants and the Fortunes of African Americans

Nelson Lim

in Strangers at the Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230927
eISBN:
9780520927711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230927.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter considers the question of whether and how immigrants affect the employment prospects of African Americans. It compares the niches of immigrants and African Americans over a two decade ... More


Expanding Job Opportunities through Clean Energy Investments

Robert Pollin

in Greening the Global Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028233
eISBN:
9780262322867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028233.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter shows how building a clean energy economy will be a positive source of net job creation in all regions of the globe, even after taking account of job losses generated by fossil fuel ... More


Business as Un-Usual

Graham M. Jones

in Trade of the Tricks: Inside the Magician's Craft

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270466
eISBN:
9780520950528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270466.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines the career trajectories of professional magicians in France, with particular emphasis on how magicians conduct “business as un-usual” as they strive to earn a regular living by ... More


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