Monthly Archives: October 1998

Making Welfare Reform Work for TANF Recipients

Community Jobs

Issue Brief | October 1, 1998

Community Jobs is an innovative public-private partnership serving “hard-to-employ” individuals on TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families). Community Jobs promotes work in the community, skill building and livable wage employment.  The program is the only one of its kind in the nation which provides welfare re

Advocating for Welfare to Work: Community Jobs

Community Jobs

Report | October 1, 1998

Community Jobs is an innovative public-private partnership serving “hard-to-employ” individuals on TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families). Community Jobs promotes work in the community, skill building and livable wage employment. The program is the only one of its kind in the nation which provides welfare rec

Employment and the Minimum Wage

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage

Fact Sheet | October 1, 1998

Opponents of the proposed increase in the minimum wage assert that raising the minimum wage will result in lost jobs and lost job opportunities. This is an old argument which may correspond with neoclassical economic theory, but which is not related to the reality of minimum wage increases. Here is the reason

Who Benefits from an Increase in the Minimum Wage?

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage

Fact Sheet | October 1, 1998

Beneficiaries of a Minimum Wage Increase David Macpherson produced a study entitled “The Effects of the Proposed 1999-2000 Washington Minimum Wage Increase” for the Employment Policies Institute. While the summary and body of the study are useful for the propaganda purposes of the opponents to the minimum wag

The 1998 Minimum Wage Initiative in Washington State: A Case Study

A Fair Deal at Work Minimum Wage

Issue Brief | October 1, 1998

The Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI) is a pragmatic, progressive public policy institute. We are focused on developing new public policies in Washington State to create ladders for low-income people to move into the middle class and to plug holes so that middle class families do not fall into poverty. In

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