Women and Poverty: Psychology, Public Policy, and Social Justice (Contemporary Social Issues)

Women and Poverty: Psychology, Public Policy, and Social Justice (Contemporary Social Issues)

By: Heather E. Bullock (author)Hardback

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Description

Women and Poverty analyzes the social and structural factors that contribute to, and legitimize, class inequity and women's poverty. In doing so, the book provides a unique documentation of women's experiences of poverty and classism at the individual and interpersonal levels. * Provides readers with a critical analysis of the social and structural factors that contribute to women's poverty * Uses a multidisciplinary approach to bring together new research and theory from social psychology, policy studies, and critical and feminist scholarship * Documents women's experiences of poverty and classism at the interpersonal and institutional levels * Discusses policy analysis for reducing poverty and social inequality

About Author

Heather E. Bullock, PhD, is professor and chair of the Psychology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), USA, and served as director of UCSC s Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community. She studies the social psychological causes and consequences of economic injustice, with special attention to poverty among women. Much of her research focuses on identifying the attitudes and beliefs that predict support for anti-poverty policies, and the impact of framing on policy preferences. Before joining the UCSC faculty, she served as an APA Congressional Fellow with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Democratic Office.

Contents

About the Author ix 1 Women and Poverty: An Ongoing Crisis 1 2 Structural Sources of Women s Poverty and Homelessness 16 3 Beliefs about Poverty, Wealth, and Social Class: Implications for Intergroup Relations and Social Policy 40 4 Welfare Reform at 15 and Beyond: How Are Low-Income Women and Families Faring? 70 5 Low-Income Women, Critical Resistance, and Welfare Rights Activism 104 Co-authored with Wendy M. Limbert and Roberta A. Downing 6 Women and Economic Justice: Pitfalls, Possibilities, and Promise 140 References 159 Index 192

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781405183512
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781405183512
  • weight: 412
  • ISBN10: 1405183519

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