Teen Mothers: Citizens or Dependents?

Teen Mothers: Citizens or Dependents?

By: Ruth Horowitz (author)Paperback

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In a book that speaks clearly and forcefully to the heart of the welfare debate in the United States, Ruth Horowitz examines one of the most critical questions of welfare policy: how can a United States government program help teen mothers--one of the most needful groups of all welfare recipients--move from welfare dependency to employment, independence, and responsible citizenship?


Preface Pt. 1: Issues in Program Development 1: Getting to Know Project GED 2: Contested Organizational Cultures: Helping and Authority Pt. 2: Social Service Providers and Teen Mothers 3: Social Service Providers' Problems of Social Identity 4: Social Distance as a Strategy of Compliance 5: Classroom Failure without Redress 6: Sex and Boyfriends: Your Dirty Laundry or Dramatic Dreams 7: Motherhood: Authenticity and the Context of Suspicion 8: Changing Welfare from Stigma to Scholarship: The Arbiters versus the Mediators Pt. 3: Is Welfare Reform Possible? 9: Backstage Links to Public Empowerment 10: The Embodied Reason of Welfare Reform References Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780226353791
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780226353791
  • weight: 666
  • ISBN10: 0226353796

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