Upjohn Institute Press

Pages: 227
Year Published: 
2009
$40.00 cloth
ISBN: 978-0-88099-353-1
$20.00 paper
ISBN: 978-0-88099-352-4

Strategies for Improving Economic Mobility of Workers: Bridging Research and Practice

Maude Toussaint-Comeau and Bruce D. Meyer, Editors

The contributors to this book provide a provocative assessment of the effectiveness of various policies and practices designed to help disadvantaged segments of our population overcome the obstacles in their path to upward economic mobility.

"A wonderful one-stop shop for the latest policy ideas on fostering economic mobility among low-wage workers." –Greg J. Duncan, Distinguished Professor of Education, University of California, Irvine

"[This] is an impressive book. It addresses the complex issue of designing and implementing policies to provide opportunities for greater economic mobility to disadvantaged segments of our society. The book contains an effective blend of perspectives from researchers who are trying to find out what really works and from practitioners who are trying to apply the results of that research. I highly recommend it." –Frank Beal, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolis 2020

"Much of the decline in urban communities has to do with the disappearance of work, so we must strategize on two fronts: first, find ways to fortify both communities and the human spirit, with special attention on children; and second, find ways to bring jobs back into these communities. Strategies for Improving Economic Mobility of Workers: Bridging Research and Practice offers insights not only into the most relevant current research on workforce development policies and job programs, but also into the kinds of economic opportunities and outcomes that those at the margins might reasonably expect for themselves and future generations." –Alex Kotlowitz, journalist and author of There Are No Children Here

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