Non-Fiction Books:

Both Hands Tied

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Both Hands Tied

Welfare Reform and the Race to the Bottom of the Low-wage Labor Market

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Both Hands Tied by Jane L. Collins
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

"Both Hands Tied" studies the working poor in the United States, focusing in particular on the relation between welfare and low-wage earnings among working mothers. Grounded in the experience of thirty-three women living in Milwaukee and Racine, Wisconsin, it tells the story of their struggle to balance child care and wage-earning in poorly paying and often state-funded jobs with inflexible schedules - and the moments when these jobs failed them and they turned to the state for additional aid. Jane L. Collins and Victoria Mayer here examine the situations of these women in light of the 1996 national Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act and other like-minded reforms - laws that ended the entitlement to welfare for those in need and provided an incentive for them to return to work. Arguing that this reform came at a time of gendered change in the labor force and profound shifts in the responsibilities of family, firms, and the state, "Both Hands Tied" provides a stark but poignant portrait of how welfare reform afflicted poor, single-parent families, ultimately eroding the participants' economic rights and affecting their ability to care for themselves and their children.

Author Biography

Jane L. Collins is the Evjue Bascom Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and the author of Threads: Gender, Labor, and Power in the Global Apparel Industry, among other titles. Victoria Mayer is assistant professor of sociology at Colby College.
Release date Australia
April 23rd, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
16 halftones, 8 line drawings, 3 tables
Imprint
University of Chicago Press
Pages
264
Dimensions
152x229x18
ISBN-13
9780226114057
Product ID
4115128

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...