Labor Studies | Welfare Reform: Issues and Prospects
L290 | 7041 | Lynn Duggan
L290/390; Sections 7041/7046; 1 credit; 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Friday; SB150.
This class will meet Sep. 14, 21, and 28. Until 1996, the US
"welfare" system provided financial assistance to poor single parents
caring for their children at home and strongly discouraged employment.
Now, welfare requires labor force work, but most of the jobs available
in the US economy pay poverty wages with no benefits. What are the
issues for single parents, their children, the US women's movement,
the labor movement, and for our broader society, increasingly made up
of haves and have-nots? We will use "feminist economics" concepts to
explore theoretical issues and assumptions that underlie welfare
policy. Instructor: Lynn Duggan, DLS, IUB