Keeping Women and Children Last Revised

Product Number: EB00385074
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101522813
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

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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Author(s): Ruth Sidel
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 1998

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