Research Report Public and Private Roles in Supporting Working Families
An Urban Institute Roundtable
Karin Martinson, Pamela Winston, Susan Kellam
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While most low-income parents work steadily, many find it difficult to support their families in jobs that offer few benefits or links to public supports. At the same time, employers are balancing their financial and productivity objectives in an increasingly competitive market. The Urban Institute, through support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, sponsored a May 2007 roundtable bringing together business leaders, practitioners, policy experts, researchers, and advocates to discuss the appropriate public and private roles in supporting working families. This document lays out the salient issues and themes that arose and summarizes the papers that were prepared for the event.
Research Areas Education Wealth and financial well-being Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Workforce
Tags Workforce development Workplace and industry studies Wages and nonwage compensation Job opportunities
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population