Workfare: No cure for the jobless blues

Toupin, Lynn
February 1996
Canadian Dimension;Feb/Mar96, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p26
Considers arguments against using workfare in Canada's public welfare system. Ways in which workfare undermines the wages and working conditions of regular employees; Reasons why the general public considers workfare a good idea; Efforts by the National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) to counteract workfare.


Related Articles

  • Jobs First pays off.  // Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers;May2000, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p44 

    Highlights early results from a study which indicated that Connecticut's statewide welfare reform program, Jobs First, has increased employment and earnings among participating families. Growth of the group's employment rate; Report released by the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp.

  • The other roller coaster.  // Christian Science Monitor;11/10/97, Vol. 89 Issue 242, p16 

    Opinion. States that the transition from public welfare to work requires commitment, patience and flexibility from case workers, county welfare officials and state political leaders. The inconsistent track record of welfare-to-work programs in various states; Problems that urban poor can face...

  • A Montana welfare check gives way to wood glue. Wilkinson, Todd // Christian Science Monitor;1/15/98, Vol. 90 Issue 35, p3 

    Focuses on Montana's innovative incentive programs designed to convince businesses to hire welfare recipients, including interest-free loans for business expansion. Merging the private sector with the public sector; Comments from Hank Hudson, an administrator in the Department of Public Health...

  • What's fair for workfare?  // Christian Science Monitor;7/31/97, Vol. 89 Issue 172, p20 

    Editorial. Focuses on welfare reform efforts and discusses certain rules which may be applied for workfare jobs. The issue of whether the fair labor standards act should apply to welfare-to-work programs; The question of minimum wage; Standards applied to the Aid to Families with Dependent...

  • Welfare Dental Intervention Improves Employment and Quality of Life. Hyde, S.; Satariano, W. A.; Weintraub, J. A. // Journal of Dental Research;Jan2006, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p79 

    Chronic, untreated oral disease adversely affects one's systemic health, quality of life, and economic productivity. This study evaluated the effect of rehabilitative dental treatment on the oral-health-related quality of life and employment of welfare recipients. Three hundred and seventy-seven...

  • Goodwill is not enough. Sperryn, Simon // People Management;7/24/1997, Vol. 3 Issue 15, p21 

    Opinion. Comments on the key elements for the success of Great Britain's proposed welfare-to-work program for people in long-term unemployment. Effects of long-term unemployment on businesses; Factors which influence the success of the welfare-to-work scheme; Two lessons influencing effective...

  • Antidote for welfare poison. Carter, Toni Owen // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;9/20/93, Vol. 20 Issue 40, p14 

    Describes Earthcare, a project organized by the Mennonite Church, City of Edmonton, the province and the National Community Tree Foundation that offered 18 jobs to welfare dependents planting trees along Edmonton's Whitemud Freeway. Alberta Social Services spending to make welfare dependents...

  • Beware of feds bearing funds. Serres, Christopher // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;4/11/94, Vol. 21 Issue 17, p8 

    Considers Human Resources Minister Lloyd Axworthy's workfare scheme in which the federal government and that of New Brunswick will share in giving welfare recipients labor skills they can use to find jobs. Criticism that Axworthy's program offers no real training and offers Ottawa too much room...

  • N.Y.'s workfare shrinks welfare rolls. Scherer, Ron // Christian Science Monitor;7/24/95, Vol. 87 Issue 166, p4 

    Discusses the Work Experience Program of New York City that requires welfare recipients to work. Views of the city officials on the success of the program; Benefits of the program; Critics' opinion on the program.

  • Job-Readiness Program Is a `Win-Win' in Atlantic City. Wong, Nancy // Workforce (10928332);Jun99, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p152 

    Discusses the job readiness program called Atlantic City First (AC First) in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Job training for welfare recipients; Effectiveness of the program.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics