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Women and poverty in 21st century America

Author: Paula W Dail
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Women and poverty in 21st century America.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2012
(DLC) 2011042801
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paula W Dail
ISBN: 9780786449033 0786449039 9780786488148 078648814X
OCLC Number: 960888594
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Women's Issues) 2012
Description: 1 online resource (x, 263 s.)
Contents: 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
Responsibility: Paula vW. Dáil

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"a great addition to the poverty literature. Highly recommended"--Choice; "D il explores the uniquely difficult lives that poor American women lead"--Reference & Research Book News.

 
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