Home » Teen Mothers--Citizens or Dependents? by Ruth Horowitz
Teen Mothers--Citizens or Dependents? Ruth Horowitz

Teen Mothers--Citizens or Dependents?

Ruth Horowitz

Published June 15th 1996
ISBN : 9780226353791
Paperback
290 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

In a book that speaks clearly and forcefully to the heart of the welfare debate in the United States, Ruth Horowitz examines one of the most critical questions of welfare policy: how can a United States government program help teen mothers—one of theMoreIn a book that speaks clearly and forcefully to the heart of the welfare debate in the United States, Ruth Horowitz examines one of the most critical questions of welfare policy: how can a United States government program help teen mothers—one of the most needful groups of all welfare recipients—move from welfare dependency to employment, independence, and responsible citizenship?Rich vignettes reveal the complexities of teenage mothers lives, particularly the disjuncture between classroom and street identities, inside and outside. . . . Original and illuminating as well as timely.—Sharon Thompson, Womens Review of BooksHorowitz offers insights that should be considered in the debate over welfare reform. . . . Teen Mothers . . . places Horowitzs results in the context of major theories about the role of welfare in the U.S. and offers a microlevel critique of the implicit assumptions and probable consequences of each theorys approach to welfare reform.—Booklist