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Welfare's End

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  2 reviews
With its analysis of the thirty-year campaign to reform and ultimately to end welfare, Gwendolyn Mink's book is a searing indictment of anti-welfare politicians' assault on poor mothers. Mink charges that the basic elements of the welfare policy subordinate poor single mothers in a separate system of law. Mink points to the racial, class, and gender biases of both liberals ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published January 3rd 2002 by Cornell University Press (first published 1998)
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Charles Stanford
Painstakingly traces recent welfare policies in the US up to the late 1990s and plainly shows the absurdity and injustice that several reforms have caused. A central argument is the point that child care is truly work and that this needs to be recognized, particularly for single mothers whose worth is too often judged by their wage labor.
Amanda
i didn't like her argument in giving welfare mothers certain privileges that would be unheard of for working women. Thought provoking yet irritating.
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