Blessed are the Poor?: Women's Poverty, Family Policy and Practical Theology (Paperback)
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Short Description for Blessed are the Poor? The decade of the '80s saw a growing rift between the rich and the poor in the United States. Poverty increased among women with children--the so-called "female-headed family"--more rapidly than among any other population group. Couture's work argues that the tradition of self-sufficiency has contributed to the growth of women's poverty, and instead supports a policy of interdependence.
- Published: 01 July 1991
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780687036158 ISBN 10: 0687036151
Full description for Blessed are the Poor?
In this penetrating examination of the reasons behind women's poverty in the United States, Pamela D. Couture argues that a logic of interdependence, informed by a feminist reappropriation of the classical theological tradition of Luther and Wesley, offers a basis for a more responsive, and responsible, family policy of "universalized care." Blessed Are the Poor? argues that the language of a long-standing American tradition--self sufficiency--has informed American family policy and has in turn contributed to the growth of women's poverty.