Not Working: Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare Reform

Not Working

By Alejandra Marchevsky & Jeanne Theoharis. Profiles the struggles of Mexican immigrant women in the Los Angeles area with the effects of the 1996 welfare reform legislation “work first” policies that imposed time limits and mandated work requirements for those receiving public assistance, but yet failed to offer real job training or needed childcare options, ultimately causing many families to fall deeper below the poverty line & has produced tremendous instability and insecurity for these women and their children. Read more.