Regulating the Lives of Women
Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present
Mimi AbramovitzPages: 412
Release Date: 1996-01-01
This important book looks at the changes in AFDC, Social Security, unemployment insurance, and welfare reform. This 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.
“[A] large step toward a much needed analysis of the role of gender in American social welfare policy.”—Frances Fox Piven
“[A] classic upon its first publication. Now updated, it is even more potent.”—Folio
“Will make you think.… [M]ight even create anger, inspiration, and, hopefully, commitment to seeking long-term change to benefit women's lives …”—Mev Miller, Counterpoise