Women have a unique relationship to the health care system in the United States that needs to be taken into account in health care reform.
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As women have dramatically increased their labor force participation over the past several decades, the organization of family life in the United States has also been transformed.
At a time when union membership has been declining overall, a new report by IWPR, “What Do Unions Do For Women?” shows that the number of women who are unions members has continued to increase.
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) was established in 1935 as a means-tested public assistance program to provide cash payments to impoverished families with minor children headed by a caretaker relative, usually a widowed mother deprived of support from a wage-earning father (Peterson and Petersen, 1993)
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the need for corporate restructuring to compete in the new global marketplace was a much discussed topic.
Much of the rhetoric surrounding the passage of "welfare reform" legislation during the 1980s, as well as the campaign promises of the current administration "to end welfare as we know it," negatively characterize income obtains from Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
Self-employment is being suggested as an alternative to full-time, wage or salary jobs both for women wishing for more flexible schedules and for women facing under- or unemployment.
The quality of jobs created in the 1980s- and whether these were "good" jobs or "bad" jobs---has been the source of a highly charged debate.