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The intersection of low-wage work and public assistance: Workers’ experiences in Minnesota

Date Added to Library: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:28
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normal
Individual Author: 
Coffey, Amelia
Hahn, Heather
Park, Yuju
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Place Published: 
Washington, DC
Published Date: 
07/18/2019
Published Date (Date): 
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Year: 
2019
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Abstract: 

This is a qualitative study of low-wage workers in two Minnesota communities who recently experienced either voluntary or involuntary job separation. The study confronts a false dichotomy that people are either working or on public assistance. The study analyzes workers’ experiences in low-wage, unstable jobs, reasons for separating from jobs, and the roles public assistance and other supports play in their lives. The study offers key insights from workers themselves on how jobs and assistance programs may be improved to help them achieve greater stability and economic security. (Author abstract)

 

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