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Faces of Poverty : Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

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Faces of Poverty dispels the misconceptions and myths about welfare and the welfare population that have clouded the true picture of poverty in America. At a time when welfare has become a hotly debated political issue, Faces of Poverty gives us the facts. The debate surrounding welfare will continue as each of the 50 states struggles to reform their welfare programs, and this debate will turn on the public's perception of the welfare population. Berrick offers insight into each of the reforms under consideration and starkly demonstrates their implications for poor women and children. She provides a window into these women's lives, brilliantly portraying their hopes and fears and their struggle to live with dignity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195113756
  • 9780195113754

Review quote

An absorbing, solidly documented study of America's welfare system and the circumstances of five women and their children who are dependent upon it ... A passionate, perceptive assessment of a complex and timely issue. * Kirkus Reviews *show more

About Jill Duerr Berrick

Jill Duerr Berrick is the Director of the Center for Social Services Research and the Child Welfare Research Center at the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley. She has conducted numerous studies of children and families and has published her findings in several books and articles.show more

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