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Paperback Pitied but Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the History of Welfare 1890-1935 Book

ISBN: 0674669827

ISBN13: 9780674669826

Pitied but Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the History of Welfare 1890-1935

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With three-fourths of all poor families headed by women and about 54 percent of single-mother families living below the poverty line, a rethinking of the fundamental assumptions of our much-reviled welfare program is clearly necessary. Here, Linda Gordon unearths the tangled roots of AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children). Competing visions of how and to whom public aid should be distributed were advanced by male bureaucrats, black women's...

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