"Flat Broke With Children"--A Review
A review of Sharon Hayes' seminal work on poverty "Flat Broke With Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform."
# 96633 | 2,042 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Jul 12, 2007 in Sociology (Welfare) , Political Science (Fiscal Policy (economy)) , Political Science (Social Security and Welfare) , Women Studies (General) , Public Administration (General)
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This review of "Flat Broke With Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform" by Sharon Hayes describes this work as a cry for change in the ways that America views poverty, motherhood, welfare and work. In particular, the review describes how Hayes sees welfare as a controversial topic because it seems to go against core American values. The review considers current welfare reform, and how it ultimately harms mothers and children. Although Hayes favors welfare reform, she believes it must include job training for employment that provides a good salary and that process of weaning someone from welfare must be gradual. The review concludes that there must also be a national acknowledgment of the need for some collective concern for the common good and the future of the nation's children who are the silent victims of so-called welfare reform.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hays, Sharon. Flat Broke With Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform.
- New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
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