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Title: Chapter Ten: Work Works


1
Chapter Ten Work Works
  • April 21, 2008

2
By what definitions of works does work work for
the persons portrayed in Ch Ten?
  • Persons
  • Peaches
  • Wendy Waxler
  • Ricky Drake
  • Leary Brock
  • Results of Work
  • Emotional stability confidence, self-esteem
    building
  • Success as motivation to continue working,
    ambition
  • More permanent careers instead of temporary
    jobs
  • Keeps them from returning to their addictions,
    brings them back from the margin of society
  • Benefit for companies (p.262)

3
In what ways or by what criteria does work not
work in Ch Ten?
  • Persons
  • Peaches
  • Wendy Waxler
  • Ricky Drake
  • Leary Brock
  • Remaining Problems
  • Benefits, lessons not passed on to the next
    generation cycle of poverty isnt stopped
  • Are they lifted out of poverty in the short-run?
    more long-term?
  • Work tools arent always enough
  • Small scale evaluation of program, limited
    programs
  • Training for jobs with limited upward job
    mobility?
  • Poverty?
  • Long term hope, self-esteem?

4
What were the keys to success?
  • Job training and skills, provides support network
    (social capital)
  • Soft skill training
  • Stable, supporting home environment, family
  • P. 282 work works when everything else works
    first, not a model
  • No home responsibilities, distractions on time
    for work

5
What interventions in Ch Ten might help the women
in Ch Two?
  • Work Doesnt Work
  • Christie
  • Debra Hall
  • Caroline Payne
  • Women in more rural, suburban areas lack of
    urban resources, esp. transportation
  • Programs to help the women, connection between
    worker and employer, an advocate in the
    workplace, advisors
  • Caroline find transportation, child care for
    work
  • Little government aid for working poor, childcare
    subsidies

6
Normative Question
  • What should our goals be regarding the working
    poor?
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