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Lives on the Edge: Single Mothers and Their Children in the Other America
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date March 1, 1993
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226671833
ISBN-10 0226671836
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
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Original list price $29.00
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Portrays the hardships of American single mothers and their children, confronting such issues as the overwhelming poverty of one out of two single mothers, the failure of public policy, and the problems of being young and poor in public school.
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One out of five children, and one out of two single mothers, lives in destitution in America today. The feminization and "infantilization" of poverty have made the United States one of the most dangerous democracies for poor mothers and their children to inhabit. Why then, Valerie Polakow asks, is poverty seen as a private issue, and how can public policy fail to take responsibility for the consequences of our politics of distribution? Written by a committed child advocate, Lives on the Edge draws on social, historical, feminist, and public policy perspectives to develop an informed, wide-ranging critique of American educational and social policy. Stark, penetrating, and unflinching in its first-hand portraits of single mothers in America today, this work challenges basic myths about justice and democracy.


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Hardcover
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from Univ of Chicago Pr (March 1, 1993)
9780226671833 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $29.00
About: Argues that one in five American children and one in two single mothers live in poverty, argues that sterotyped views of the family have shaped government policy, and looks at actual cases
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (May 28, 1994)
9780226671840 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $26.00
About: One out of five children, and one out of two single mothers, lives in destitution in America today.

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