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The wages of motherhood : inequality in the welfare state, 1917-1942

Author: Gwendolyn Mink
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Entering the vigorous debate about the nature of the American welfare state, The Wages of Motherhood illuminates ways in which a "maternalist" social policy emerged from the crucible of gender and racial politics between the world wars. Gwendolyn Mink here examines the cultural dynamics of maternalist social policy, which have often been overlooked by institutional and class analyses of the welfare state. Mink  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gwendolyn Mink
ISBN: 0801422345 9780801422348 0801495342 9780801495342
OCLC Number: 31408733
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 1996 Victoria Schuck Award (American.
Description: xi, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The promise of Motherhood: maternalist social policy between the wars --
Wages for Motherhood: Mothers' pensions and cultural reform --
"A baby saved is a citizen gained": infancy protection and maternal reform --
Schooling for Motherhood: woman's role and "American" culture in the curriculum --
Cultural reform across the color line: maternalists and the politics of educational provision --
Maternalism in the New Deal Welfare State: women's dependency, racial inequality, and the Icon of welfare Motherhood --
Wage earning or Motherhood: maternalist Labor policy during World Warr II --
Post maternalist welfare politics.
Responsibility: Gwendolyn Mink.
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