This book is about poor women, many of them single mothers, Aboriginal, or both, who have defied the odds to become apprenticing carpenters. To do so they have juggled child-care schedules, left abusive partners, and kicked drug habits to participate in a unique intensive retraining program. Through the voices of the women participants and their instructors, Margaret Little analyzes the program to reveal the struggles and triumphs of low-income women. She demonstrates that there is a desperate need for retraining programs that provide real opportunities for economic independence. She also argues that, in an era of workfare and time-limited welfare, such programs are an effective strategy for welfare reform.
Margaret Hillyard Little is an anti-poverty activist who teaches in Political Studies and Women's Studies at Queen's University.
Preface 1 Introduction 2 Laying the Foundation 3 The Everyday Lives of Our Heroes 4 From Blueprint to Reality: Challenges at the Job Site 5 Measuring Success 6 "A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out": Let's Get Serious About Retraining Appendices Notes Selected Bibliography Index
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