M M Banerjee
Qualitative Social Work, vol.2, 2003, p.411-433
Article presents a case study of four women of colour in the USA facing the welfare reform of 1996. The women narrate how they grew up and came to be on welfare, their ongoing struggle in and out of welfare, and their current life realities as they cope with welfare reform. Based on the life stories of the four women author argues that the "work first" and time limited eligibility for assistance components of welfare reform are not appropriate for all families.
Bristol: The Policy Press, 2003
Throughout the European Union rates of unemployment among young people tend to be higher than among the general population and there is a serious risk of marginalisation and exclusion. This book presents the findings of the first comparative study of unemployed youth in Europe using original data. Some of the questions addressed include: