Chutes and Ladders

Chutes and Ladders

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Now that the welfare system has been largely dismantled, the fate of America's poor depends on what happens to them in the low-wage labor market. In this timely volume, Katherine S. Newman explores whether the poorest families benefited from the tight labor markets and good economy in the late 1990s. More than a story of the shifting fortunes of the labor market, qChutes and Laddersq asks probing questions about the motivations of low-wage workers, the dreams they have, and their understanding of the rules of the game.The term soft skills came into widespread use in the early I 990s, though it can he traced all the way hack to a 1972 U.S. Army training manual. John P. Fry and Paul G. Whitmore, aquot;What Are Soft Skills?aquot; paper presented at the CONARC Softanbsp;...

Title:Chutes and Ladders
Author:Katherine S. Newman
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2006


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