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This edition: Katherine S. Newman on the low-wage labor force

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 10, 1999.

Host, David R. Jones, President of the Community Service Society of New York, discusses the difficulty with finding work in NYC's inner city with Katherine S. Newman, Harvard Professor of Urban Studies and the author of "No Shame in My Game." Newman's book looks into the lives of low-wage workers, particularly those working in the fast food industry. In her studies, Newman finds that the work ethic among inner city low-wage workers is high. Jones and Newman explain, however, that it is hard to find low-wage work due to the number of individuals looking for similar jobs. Newman advocates for the creation of new low-wage jobs that are designed as stepping stones for workers to advance to higher paying jobs that include benefits.

Guest List

David R. Jones President & CEO, Community Service Society of New York

Prof. Katherine S. Newman Professor of Urban Studies & Author, Harvard Kennedy School

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