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

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) demonstrates how rules and regulations of social welfare programs have been ideologically based, related to the assignment of homemaking and childcare responsibilities to women. She Read more…

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