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Women and Poverty: Psychology, Public Policy, and Social Justice

Women and Poverty: Psychology, Public Policy, and Social Justice

Heather E. Bullock

ISBN: 978-1-405-18350-5

Dec 2013

208 pages

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$36.95

Description

Women and Poverty analyzes the social and structural factors that contribute to, and legitimize, class inequity and women's poverty. In doing so, the book provides a unique documentation of women's experiences of poverty and classism at the individual and interpersonal levels. 
  • Provides readers with a critical analysis of the social and structural factors that contribute to women's poverty
  • Uses a multidisciplinary approach to bring together new research and theory from social psychology, policy studies, and critical and feminist scholarship
  • Documents women's experiences of poverty and classism at the interpersonal and institutional levels
  • Discusses policy analysis for reducing poverty and social inequality
About the Author ix

1 Women and Poverty: An Ongoing Crisis 1

2 Structural Sources of Women’s Poverty and Homelessness 16

3 Beliefs about Poverty, Wealth, and Social Class: Implications for Intergroup Relations and Social Policy 40

4 Welfare Reform at 15 and Beyond: How Are Low-Income Women and Families Faring? 70

5 Low-Income Women, Critical Resistance, and Welfare Rights Activism 104
Co-authored with Wendy M. Limbert and Roberta A. Downing

6 Women and Economic Justice: Pitfalls, Possibilities, and Promise 140

References 159

Index 192