Women and poverty in 21st century America

Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction-hustling backwards : 21st century poverty as it affects American women -- How hard hard gets : the struggles of daily life on the bottom rung of the economic ladder -- A man is not the answer : women and crime -- The poor get sicker-and the sick get poor --...

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Main Author: Dail, Paula W.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Jefferson, NC [u.a.] McFarland c2012
Online Access: Table of Contents
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Summary:Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction-hustling backwards : 21st century poverty as it affects American women -- How hard hard gets : the struggles of daily life on the bottom rung of the economic ladder -- A man is not the answer : women and crime -- The poor get sicker-and the sick get poor -- Arithmetic or ovaries : poverty and women's educational achievement -- Last stop on the bus line : the working life of poor women -- She ain't heavy : she's my sister : political will, greed and moral obligation in a free society -- Appendix I: Methodology and interview notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
"This volume offers a feminist perspective on the 21st century war on poverty, illustrated by the words of women forced to live every day with social policies. Topics include the struggles of daily life, crime, health care, education, employment, and a discussion of capitalism, inequality, greed, and moral obligation in a free society"--Provided by publisher
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description:X, 263 S. 23 cm
ISBN:9780786449033