The Interplay of Gender, Race, and Class Single Mothers on Welfare in New York City: An Ethnography.
|Автор:|| Helen-Maria L.|
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|Издательство:|| Книга по Требованию|
|Описание:||Third, it reveals the workings of the welfare system as a “street-level bureaucracy” by exploring the daily encounters between workers and clients. Second, it examines the role of gender, race/ethnicity, and class in confining women in the secondary labor market, thus reproducing their poverty. This ethnographic study makes white single mothers on welfare visible, and compares their experiences to those of their black and Puerto Rican counterparts. Single motherhood, poverty, and welfare dependence are key research topics for social scientists. Specifically, it identifies how race/ethnicity, class, and gender intersect and pave the different pathways women follow into single motherhood and poverty. This study, conducted at a time when groundbreaking welfare policy changes were taking place, also addresses the impact of these changes on single mother' s lives. Therefore, in addition to urban sociologists and researchers of poverty, gender, and social inequality, this book will be of interest to welfare policy makers and administrators. Research on urban poverty focuses primarily on nonwhite mothers on welfare in inner cities, thus rendering white mothers on welfare invisible.|