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Mary L. Gatta is Director of Workforce Policy and Research at the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University. Kevin P. McCabe served as Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner for New Jersey's Department of Labor and Workforce Development from 2002-2004.
Chapter 1 A Brief Introduction to Workforce Systems
Chapter 2 The New Workforce Challenge: Finding the Skills to Move Up and Out of Poverty
Chapter 3 Workforce Development and Welfare Policy: Explored Through an Intersectional Lens
Chapter 4 Policy and Programs: Single Working Poor Mothers and Online Learning
Chapter 5 Rethinking Workforce Development: Reflections from a State Commissioner of Labor
Chapter 6 Concluding Remarks: Development an Agenda for Low-Wage Workers
Not Just Getting By stresses the need for workforce development policies that not only acknowledge the many barriers to education and job training facing low-wage workers, but that are also fashioned to minimize or eliminate those barriers. As this book makes clear, workforce development must be a priority for state and federal policymakers if the United States is to remain a leader in the global economy – and if America wants all Americans to have a shot at economic self-sufficiency and a better life.
— Congressman George Miller, California
After all the talk we have heard about family values, this book builds on New Jersey's success to show a clear way that government can actually work to value families. This book outlines how a flexible workforce can help all Americans reach economic self-sufficiency by training on their own terms and on their own time.
— Representative Rush Holt, New Jersey
For too long now, policymakers have looked at workforce development as though all workers were the same, with the same needs and the same problems. Not Just Getting By documents how policymakers must step outside of this "one-size-fits-all box". The authors show that workforce development policies that are sensitive to the needs of all kinds of workers—including ones with family responsibilities—will be more effective in the long run in moving individuals toward stable employment. This book is a must read for those interested in bringing workforce development policy into the 21st century.
— Heather Boushey, Center for Economic and Policy Research