This article analyzes and critiques conservative welfare proposals and their assumptions. The concept of subemployment is introduced along with relevant data to identify the nature of the job problem in the U.S. since the early 1970s. Particular emphasis is placed upon the magnitude of employment difficulties during the 1980s. The article concludes that without a major job creation component, conservative welfare reforms intensify rather than ameliorate the subsistence living conditions of the poor.
Sheak, Robert and Dabelko, David D.
"Conservative Welfare Reform Proposals and The Reality of Subemployment,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 18
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol18/iss1/4