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Getting By: Economic Rights and Legal Protections for People with Low Income

Helen Hershkoff and Stephen Loffredo


Over the last generation, inequality has risen, wages have fallen, and confidence that children will have a better future is at an all-time low. To be sure, a new generation is speaking up in support of universal health care, better public schools, affordable housing, and livable wages. But until the United States adopts and adheres to policies that ensure dignity and decency for all, people need to get by. This book addresses that imperative. Getting By offers an integrated, critical account of the programs, rights, and legal protections that most directly affect poor and low-income people in ... More

Keywords: inequality, poverty, social welfare, rights, benefits eligibility, access to justice, solidarity, consumer protection, labor rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190080860
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190080860.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen Hershkoff, author
Herbert M. and Svetlana Wachtell Professor of Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties Co-Director, Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program, New York University School of Law

Stephen Loffredo, author
Professor of Law, City University of New York Law School