Despite an overhaul in the 1990s, the American welfare system remains with a business model focused on the bottom line. Crafted by male-dominated legislative bodies whose members most likely never had to choose between paying the rent or feeding their kids, established policies primarily protect the popular programs that ensure politicians' re-election. This book offers a feminist perspective on the 21st century attitude toward poverty, illustrated by the words of women forced to live every day with social policies they had no voice in developing. Topics include the struggles of daily life, cr.Measuring Poverty Poverty guidelines were originally developed in 1963, using the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ... No federal level adjustments are made for urban versus rural living standards or for regional variations in the cost of living. ... FPL, below which an individual is officially considered poor, is set based upon a predetermined poverty threshold established by the U.S. Census Bureau.
|Title||:||Women and Poverty in 21st Century America|
|Author||:||Paula vW. Dáil|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2011-12-21|