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In Keeping Women and Children Last, Ruth Sidel shows how America, in its search for a post-Cold War enemy, has turned inward to target single mothers on welfare, and how politicians have scapegoated and stigmatized female-headed families both as a method of social control and to divert attention from the severe problems that Americans face. She reveals the real victims of poverty--the millions of children who suffer from societal neglect, inferior education, inadequate health care, hunger, and homelessness. In this new edition, focusing on the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Sidel reevaluates our social policy, assessing the impact of the "end of welfare as we know it" on America's poor, especially its women and children.

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A renowned sociologist revists the explosive issue of women, children, and poverty in this hard-hitting sequel to her searing expose. Sidel explores the condition of America's poor women today, with particular focus on the federal government's attempts to dismantle the welfare system, delivering a chilling indictment of the current trends and political maneuvering that threaten to keep America's poor women and children last.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-255) and index.

Table of Contents

The enemy within — The assault on the female-headed family — Who are the poor? — Targeting welfare recipients — Teenage mothers — Poor children — A return to caring — Abandoning the poor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140276930
Author:
Sidel, Ruth
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Social Policy
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Public welfare
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
Family policy
Subject:
Poor women
Subject:
Women heads of households -- United States.
Subject:
Women heads of households.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Public welfare -- United States.
Subject:
Family policy -- United States.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.74x5.18x.57 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
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"Synopsis" by , A renowned sociologist revists the explosive issue of women, children, and poverty in this hard-hitting sequel to her searing expose. Sidel explores the condition of America's poor women today, with particular focus on the federal government's attempts to dismantle the welfare system, delivering a chilling indictment of the current trends and political maneuvering that threaten to keep America's poor women and children last.

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