By Harrell R. Rodgers
This new version of yank Poverty in a brand new period of Reform presents a finished exam of the level, factors, results, and prices of yank poverty approximately ten years after the passage of the private accountability and paintings chance Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996. the writer comprises the most up-tp-date on hand demographic, funds, assessment, and software info to guage the influence of this sweeping laws on federal and nation guidelines, in addition to on poverty populations. This revised variation takes under consideration the industrial slowdown that came about in 2001 via 2003. It examines the kingdom judgements approximately tips on how to enforce PRWORA, and the way adjustments have affected the poverty inhabitants and total welfare process. the writer identifies the optimistic implications of welfare reform in addition to difficulties that has to be addressed. New positive factors for this version comprise an appendix of net assets a state-by-state tables of poverty premiums.
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Additionally, many men, especially minorities, undergo lengthy periods of unemployment. 5 percent of Hispanic men (Bureau of the Census, 2004d, table 621). THE AMERICAN POOR 47 The evidence suggests that low median incomes and periods of unemployment for many men are often not directly caused by a shortage of jobs (Jencks, 1992, 127; Blank, 1994, 171). A major problem is a shortage of jobs that pay low-skill workers well and a shortage of entrylevel jobs that lead to middle-income employment. This is true regardless of whether those jobs are in service or manufacturing.
In 2002, for example, the median income for households of four with two children under eighteen was $52,362 (Bureau of the Census, 2006, Historical Tables, table 4-1). The poverty threshold of $18,244 for this type of family is only about 35 percent of the median. If the threshold were set at half the median, the poverty threshold for a family of four would have been $26,181, an increase of over 40 percent. 1). 1 shows the yearly percentage of the American population identified as poor since 1959.
This is true regardless of whether those jobs are in service or manufacturing. In America’s increasingly international and technologically sophisticated economy, there are decreasing economic opportunities for low-skilled workers, regardless of race (Gottschalk and Moffit, 1994).
American Poverty In A New Era Of Reform by Harrell R. Rodgers