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Women and poverty in 21st century America

Author: Paula W Dail
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
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"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.
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Dáil, Paula vW.
Women and poverty in 21st century America.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012
(DLC) 2011042801
(OCoLC)733232533
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paula W Dail
ISBN: 078648814X 9780786488148
OCLC Number: 775410509
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Women's Issues) 2012
Description: 1 online resource (x, 263 pages)
Contents: Introduction-hustling backwards: 21st century poverty as it affects American women --
The voices of women in poverty --
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: Methodology and interview notes.
Responsibility: Paula vW. Dáil.

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