Glass Ceilings and Bottomless Pits: Women's Work, Women's Poverty

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South End Press, 1997 - Business & Economics - 221 pages
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'This extraordinarily lucid book demonstrates that women from all walks of life get the short end of the stick because of their gender. From welfare mothers to corporate executives, Albelda and Tilly show and why the powers-that-be benefit from scapegoating and marginalizing women.' Professor Mimi Abramowitz, author, Regulating the Lives of WomenA cogent analysis of the economic and social realities for women in the United States, across class lines. In an age when the right wing manipulates the dialogue around women's issues to separate middle- and upper-class women from their poorer sisters this book's facts, figures, and analysis provide a much needed antidote.
 

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Despite their title, Albelda (economics, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston) and Tilly (policy and planning, Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell) do a far better job of exploring the topic of women's poverty ... Read full review

Contents

Whos Poor? Patterns of Poverty
19
Family Types and Their Incomes
33
Why Single Mothers Fare Worst
65
Whats Wrong with Current Poverty Policies?
79
Why 1990sStyle
107
Creating Real Welfare Reform
133
Policies as if Families
147
The Power to Win Womens Economic Equality
165
Types and Income Categories
183
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