Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 28 September 2009 12:17

Book critiques work-based safety net

A book just released by the Russell Sage Foundation reassesses U.S. labor market policies and examines eight areas of the safety net where current policies and institutions should be changed to improve the prospects of low-income families. La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich edited the book, Making the Work-Based Safety Net Work Better, with University of Wisconsin-Madison economist John Karl Scholz.
Several La Follette School faculty members and affiliates are featured in a special series examining how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act affects low-income Americans. The series is published by the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity web site supported by a number of U.S. foundations.
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