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Not working : Latina immigrants, low-wage jobs, and the failure of welfare reform

Author: Alejandra Marchevsky; Jeanne Theoharis
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the effects of the 1996 welfare reform legislation that ended welfare. This book profiles the day-to-day struggles of Mexican immigrant women in the Los Angeles area, showing that the  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alejandra Marchevsky; Jeanne Theoharis
ISBN: 0814757103 9780814757109 081475709X 9780814757093
OCLC Number: 704614066
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 308 Seiten)
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: Latinas on the Fault Lines of Citizenship PART I Neither a Hand Up nor a Handout1 Ending Welfare: New Nativism and the Triumph of Post-Civil Rights Politics 2 Poverty in the Suburbs: Race and Redevelopment Policy in Long Beach PART II Any Job at Any Wage3 Tough Love in L.A. County: The Failure of Welfare-to-Work 4 The Myth of Welfare Dependency: Caught between Welfare and Work 5 "It's Not What You Choose, but Where They Send You": Inside Personal Responsibility Conclusion: The Emperor's New Welfare: Reassessing the "Success" of Welfare Reform Notes Index About the Authors
Responsibility: Alejandra Marchevsky and Jeanne Theoharis.

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"A smart, engaging, and groundbreaking study that exposes the racist underpinnings of welfare reform. A model of stellar scholarship and a must read for anyone seeking to understand poverty in Read more...

 
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