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Hands to Work : Three Women Navigate the New World of Welfare Deadlines and Work Rules

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In this illuminating examination of our national welfare policy, award-winning veteran reporter and writer LynNell Hancock offers an intimate, heart-wrenching, and beautifully rendered portrait of three women and their families as they struggle to find their way through the new rules and regulations of the public assistance system.

Hands to Work takes us on a journey within the day-to-day struggles of these women, describing their hopes, regrets, and deepest dreams. Hancock demystifies contemporary misconceptions of poverty and illustrates how welfare policy and reform have been conceived, offering a thought-provoking look at the most divisive questions about America's neediest citizens.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129.54 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060512164
  • 9780060512163

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A deeply important narrative...I challenge any citizen to read this book without a sense of shame and fury. --Jonathan Kozol"
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