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Call # HV699 .B38 2009 Electronic
Title Battered by the storm [electronic resource] : how the safety net is failing Americans and how to fix it : a study by the Institute for Policy Studies, the Center for Community Change, Jobs with Justice, and Legal Momentum / co-authors: Deepak Bhargava ... [et al.]
Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : Institute for Policy Studies, 2009


Descript. 38 p. : ill., digital, PDF file
Note Title from title screen (viewed Dec. 9, 2009)
"December 2009."
Authored by Deepak Bhargava, Timothy Casey, John Cavanagh, Karen Dolan, Peter Edelman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Sarita Gupta, Dedrick Muhammad, Diana Pearce, Steve Savner, and Kevin Shih
Preserved in the OCLC Digital Archive. Harvested from on Dec. 9, 2009
Includes bibliographical references (p. 34-38)
Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Summary/Abstract This study concludes that the economic crisis is still on the rise for millions of Americans, while at the same time the social safety net is failing to support many of them. It offers a comprehensive plan to combat poverty and unemployment. Among the study's key findings: Levels of long-term unemployment, underemployment and discouraged workers are reaching historic levels; the percentage of poor children receiving temporary assistance under TANF (the main federal "welfare" program) has fallen from 62 percent in 1995 to 22 percent in 2008; TANF benefits are far from sufficient to support the families that depend on them: 2008 assistance payments averaged only 29 percent of the money needed to bring families up to the official poverty line; even while labor force participation of mothers has increased, the supply of affordable child care has lagged behind, creating a significant barrier to employment for many, especially single mothers; and roughly 57 percent of unemployed people are receiving unemployment compensation; for those receiving benefits, amounts are less than half of wages, and many are losing work-related health benefits
Subject Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program)
Poverty -- Government policy -- United States
Unemployment -- United States
Aid to families with dependent children programs -- United States
Displaced workers -- Services for -- United States
United States -- Economic conditions -- 2001-2009
Alt Author Bhargava, Deepak
Edelman, Peter B
Institute for Policy Studies
Center for Community Change
Jobs with Justice
Legal Momentum
OCLC # 476278706