Women, Work, and Poverty: Women Centered Research for Policy Change

Women Work and Poverty Women Centered Research for Policy Change Find out how welfare reform has affected women living at the poverty level Women Work and Poverty presents the latest information on women living at or below the poverty level and the changes that n

  • Title: Women, Work, and Poverty: Women Centered Research for Policy Change
  • Author: Heidi I. Hartmann
  • ISBN: 9780789032461
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • Find out how welfare reform has affected women living at the poverty level Women, Work, and Poverty presents the latest information on women living at or below the poverty level and the changes that need to be made in public policy to allow them to rise above their economic hardships Using a wide range of research methods, including in depth interviews, focus groups, smalFind out how welfare reform has affected women living at the poverty level Women, Work, and Poverty presents the latest information on women living at or below the poverty level and the changes that need to be made in public policy to allow them to rise above their economic hardships Using a wide range of research methods, including in depth interviews, focus groups, small scale surveys, and analysis of personnel records, the book explores different aspects of women s poverty since the passage of the 1986 welfare reform bill Anthropologists, economists, political scientists, sociologists, and social workers examine marriage, divorce, children and child care, employment and work schedules, disabilities, mental health, and education, and looks at income support programs, such as welfare and unemployment insurance Women, Work, and Poverty illuminates the changes in the causes of women s poverty following welfare reform in the United States, using up to date research that s both qualitative and quantitative Taking racial and ethnic diversity into account, the book s contributors examine new findings on the feminization of poverty, the role of children and the lack of child care as an obstacle to employment, labor market policies that can reduce poverty and improve gender wage equality, sex and race segregation in the labor market, and the low quality of jobs available to low income women.

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