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Flat broke with children : women in the age of welfare reform

Author: Sharon Hays
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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"In Flat Broke With Children, Sharon Hays tells us the story of welfare reform from inside the welfare office and inside the lives of welfare mothers, describing the challenges that welfare recipients face in managing their work, their families, and the rules and regulations of welfare reform." "Hays devoted three years to visiting welfare clients and two welfare offices, one in a medium-sized town in the Southeast,  Read more...
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Hays, Sharon, 1956-
Flat broke with children.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606932953
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Hays
ISBN: 0195132882 9780195132885 0195176014 9780195176018
OCLC Number: 50079988
Awards: Winner of Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award 2003.
Description: x, 290 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Money and morality --
Enforcing the work ethic --
Promoting family values --
Fear, hope, and resignation in the welfare office --
Pyramids of inequality --
Invisibility and inclusion --
The cultures of poverty --
The "success" of welfare reform.
Responsibility: Sharon Hays.
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"In Flat Broke With Children, Sharon Hays tells us the story of welfare reform from inside the welfare office and inside the lives of welfare mothers, describing the challenges that welfare recipients face in managing their work, their families, and the rules and regulations of welfare reform." "Hays devoted three years to visiting welfare clients and two welfare offices, one in a medium-sized town in the Southeast, another in a large, metropolitan area in the West. Drawing on this hands-on research, Flat Broke With Children is the first book to explore the impact of recent welfare reform on motherhood, marriage, and work in women's lives, and the first book to offer us a portrait of how welfare reform plays out in thousands of local welfare offices and in millions of homes across the nation."--BOOK JACKET.

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