Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present (Revised Edition) / Edition 1

Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present (Revised Edition) / Edition 1

by Mimi Abramovitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0896085511

ISBN-13: 9780896085510

Pub. Date: 07/01/1999

Publisher: South End Press


This important book looks at the changes in AFDC, Social Security, and Unemployment Insurance, and welfare "reform." This new edition reveals how welfare policy scapegoats women more than ever to justify widespread retrenchment and to divert the public's attention from the real causes of the nation's mounting economic woes.  See more details below

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This important book looks at the changes in AFDC, Social Security, and Unemployment Insurance, and welfare "reform." This new edition reveals how welfare policy scapegoats women more than ever to justify widespread retrenchment and to divert the public's attention from the real causes of the nation's mounting economic woes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896085510
Publisher:
South End Press
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Series:
Women's Studies
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction1
1A Feminist Perspective on the Welfare State13
2The Colonial Family Ethic: The Development of Families, the Ideology of Women's Roles, and the Labor of Women45
3Women and the Poor Laws in Colonial America75
4"A Woman's Place is in the Home": The Rise of the Industrial Family Ethic107
5Women and the Nineteenth Century Relief137
6Poor Women and Progressivism: Protective Labor Law and Mothers' Pensions181
7The Great Depression and the Social Security Act: The Emergence of the Modern Welfare State215
8Old Age Insurance241
9Unemployment Insurance273
10Aid to Families with Dependent Children: Single Mothers in the Twentieth Century313
11Restoring the Family Ethic: The Assault on Women and the Welfare State in the 1980s and 1990s349
Conclusion391
Index399

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