Working from the Margins

Working from the Margins

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Virginia E. Schein shatters the stereotype of mothers on welfare. The women she interviewed in cities, towns, and rural areas talked to her about their deep commitment to the children they are raising in poverty, about the abuse they have endured, about their eagerness for meaningful work, and about their inventiveness in stretching scarce dollars. In a policy debate increasingly dominated by shrill, punitive voices, Schein argues that the experiences and the collective wisdom of these women cannot be ignored.At the far end of the living room was a screen, behind which were her bed and chest. A small bathroom ... She and her children lived on the ground level, which had a kitchen, living room/dining room, and one and one-half bedrooms. I enteredanbsp;...

Title:Working from the Margins
Author: Virginia E. Schein
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 1995

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