Welfare-to-Work Doesn’t Really Work

Two analyses of welfare policy as it has played out for over a decade shows how welfare-to-work programs fail to meet the basic needs of their participants and their communities.

Books Reviewed

  • Both Hands Tied: Welfare Reform and the Race to the Bottom in the Low-Wage Labor Market, by Jane L. Collins and Victoria Mayer
  • Selling Welfare Reform: Work-First and the New Common Sense of Employment, by Frank Ridzi