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Product Description: Lack of access to affordable high-quality child care is frequently the tipping point that catapults a family into poverty, joblessness, and homelessness -- a constant threat to the well-being of women and children. Polakow spent a year traveling around the country listening to low-income women from diverse backgrounds tell their stories of struggle, resilience, distress, and occasional success as they encountered ongoing child care crises...read more
By Barbara Ehrenreich (foreword by) and Valerie Polakow

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9780807747759 | Teachers College Pr, April 30, 2007, cover price $46.00 | About this edition: Lack of access to affordable high quality child care is frequently the tipping point that catapults a family into poverty, joblessness, and homelessness-a constant threat to the well-being of women and children.

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9780807747742 | Teachers College Pr, April 30, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Lack of access to affordable high-quality child care is frequently the tipping point that catapults a family into poverty, joblessness, and homelessness -- a constant threat to the well-being of women and children.

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Product Description: Documents the economic, educational, and existential struggles that single mothers in poverty confront in the current welfare climate.Shut Out portrays in vivid detail the economic, educational, and existential struggles that single mothers confront as they fight back against a welfare-to-work regime that denies them access to higher education and obstructs their aspirations as autonomous women, determined to exit poverty and attain family self-sufficiency...read more
By Sandra S. Butler (editor), Luisa Stormer Deprez (editor), Peggy Kahn (editor) and Valerie Polakow (editor)

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9780791461259 | State Univ of New York Pr, July 1, 2004, cover price $75.50

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9780791461266 | State Univ of New York Pr, July 1, 2004, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Documents the economic, educational, and existential struggles that single mothers in poverty confront in the current welfare climate.

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Product Description: First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Sue Books (editor) and Valerie Polakow (editor)

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9780805896985 | Special edition (Routledge, September 1, 2001), cover price $46.95 | About this edition: First published in 2001.

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Product Description: Homelessness strikes in all types of nations, from wealthy western nations to poor undeveloped countries. Each government and culture attends to this worldwide problem differently. This work collects eleven case studies of selected countries from around the world in order to offer a wide perspective on the dilemma of homelessness...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Cindy Guillean (editor) and Valerie Polakow (editor)

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9780313308550 | Praeger Pub Text, August 30, 2001, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Homelessness strikes in all types of nations, from wealthy western nations to poor undeveloped countries.

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Product Description: Does society care about its children? This work aims to offer a provocative and in-depth examination of violence in the lives of children. It uncovers the conditions and social policies that perpetuate violence. It also looks at other forms of violence in families, neighbourhoods, and schools...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Valerie Polakow (editor)

Hardcover:

9780807739846 | Teachers College Pr, February 1, 2001, cover price $54.00 | About this edition: Does society care about its children?

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9780807739839 | Teachers College Pr, November 1, 2000, cover price $25.95

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780226671833 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 1993, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: 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

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9780226671840 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, May 28, 1994), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: One out of five children, and one out of two single mothers, lives in destitution in America today.

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Product Description: How can child care be structured to protect both the interests of children and the rights of women? Must children suffer the "loss" of their childhood through institutional care? Polakow uses her observations of pre-school centers—including profit-run, federally funded, community, and Montessori institutions—to open the "windows of daycare...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780226780054 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 1992), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: How can child care be structured to protect both the interests of children and the rights of women?

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