The Working Poor: Lousy Jobs or Lazy Workers?
This paper investigates the argument that the working poor are poor because they work too few hours. I find that although working additional hours reduces the chance of poverty, most of full-time and year-round, due to the low wages they receive. In addition, of those who could climb out of poverty by working year-round, many are unable to do so, due to disability, age, or poor who could potentially escape poverty by working 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.
|Date of creation:||09 Dec 1997|
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