Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present

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South End Press, 1988 - Social Science - 406 pages
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Praised widely as an outstanding contribution to social welfare and feminist scholarship, as well as political advocacy, Regulating the Lives of Women tells the story of social welfare from women's perspectives. The critical new insights in this new edition of Regulating the Lives of Women will appeal to policymakers, activists, academics, and general readers interested in social welfare, sociology, women's labor, and African-American Studies.

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Regulating the lives of women, social welfare policy from colonial times to the present

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This critical historical analysis of U.S. social welfare policy argues that the "feminization of poverty'' is not a recent development but dates back to colonial times. Abramovitz (social work, Hunter ... Read full review

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Packed full of information, history and analysis. I do wish that Abramovitz hadn't left organizing til the very end (and then only briefly mentioned it). I would have loved to read about how people ... Read full review

Contents

A Feminist Perspective on the Welfare State
13
Notes
41
Women and the Poor Laws in Colonial America
75
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