Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Work and Welfare:” as Want to Read:
Work and Welfare:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Work and Welfare:

0.0  ·  Rating Details ·  0 Ratings  ·  0 Reviews
Solow condemns the welfare reforms recently passed by Congress and President Clinton for confronting welfare recipients with an unworkable choice -- finding work in the current labor market or losing benefits. He argues that the only practical and fair way to move recipients to work is, in contrast, through an ambitious plan to guarantee that every able-bodied citizen has ...more
Hardcover
Published September 13th 1998 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1st 1998)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Work and Welfare, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Work and Welfare

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-36)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Luke Meehan
Feb 14, 2014 Luke Meehan rated it really liked it
Short but very worthwhile. The balance between poverty-alleviating handouts and poverty-alleviating work is, from the perspectives of fairness, dignity of labour and social equanimity, strongly tilted towards labour. But developing policies supporting these perspectives is vastly complicated by the existence of children needing support, zero marginal product workers and disability. Solow's talks, together with those of his interlocutors, does an excellent job of preparing the reader to think ...more
Jan
Jan 15, 2008 Jan rated it really liked it
Very interesting. "A market econonomy has a hard time dealing humanely with a very wide inequality of earning capacities," says Solow. This book (a series of lectures with some commentaries by a few other professors) addresses the difficulties. Suggested solutions may be politically unworkable.
Preeti
Preeti rated it liked it
Dec 26, 2008
Antonella Milanini
Antonella Milanini rated it it was amazing
Sep 02, 2012
Peter Zylstramoore
Peter Zylstramoore rated it really liked it
Jul 26, 2011
Jacob
Jacob rated it it was amazing
Mar 13, 2012
Jacqueline Quackenbush
Jacqueline Quackenbush marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2012
Jorge Marrao
Jorge Marrao marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2012
Mary
Mary marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2013
David
David marked it as to-read
May 04, 2013
Luke
Luke added it
Jan 18, 2014
Stephen Bruce
Stephen Bruce marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2014
Gaetano Venezia
Gaetano Venezia marked it as to-read
Mar 17, 2014
Mike
Mike marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2014
Tam Nguyen
Tam Nguyen marked it as to-read
Mar 29, 2014
Alejandro
Alejandro marked it as to-read
May 26, 2014
Lasse Skou Lindstad
Lasse Skou Lindstad marked it as to-read
Oct 10, 2014
Sohair
Sohair marked it as to-read
Dec 25, 2014
Gabriel Godinho
Gabriel Godinho marked it as to-read
Dec 26, 2014
Austin Riley
Austin Riley marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2015
Ajemamugayagmail.Com
Ajemamugayagmail.Com marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2015
Aayush
Aayush marked it as to-read
Aug 31, 2015
Olli Kytömäki
Olli Kytömäki marked it as to-read
May 15, 2015
Khalid Almoghrabi
Khalid Almoghrabi marked it as to-read
May 18, 2015
Dr. Mohsen  Adel
Dr. Mohsen Adel marked it as to-read
May 30, 2015
Hany Kalash
Hany Kalash marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2015
Sovannarun TAY
Sovannarun TAY marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2015
Victor Siboiu
Victor Siboiu marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2015
سَامِيَة
سَامِيَة marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2015
Janek
Janek marked it as to-read
Aug 12, 2016
Wardajamil
Wardajamil is currently reading it
Nov 19, 2015
New Atlantis
New Atlantis marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2015
Yavuz Sıkça
Yavuz Sıkça marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2016
Steph
Steph marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book