Have the employment opportunities of women and minorities been negatively impacted as a result of corporate and industrial restructuring?
Supporters of micro-enterprise argue that self-employment is a strategy that can improve the economic well being of low-income families and promote economic development in poverty-stricken urban communities.
The Clinton Round: An Analysis of the Impact of Current Proposals to “Free” Single Mothers from Welfare Dependence
Since its beginnings, there has been heated public debate about whether AFDC should be a relatively ungenerous stop-gap program, or an anti-poverty program specifically designed to meet the needs of families headed by single women.
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).