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This accomplished and thoroughly geared up assortment offers an outline of the connection among gender and monetary stratification in seven industrialized nations. in all places, as a Polish commentator notes, `men have an excessive amount of strength, and girls an excessive amount of work.' however, those experiences exhibit huge changes within the situations of ladies in numerous international locations and aid to light up the different advancements within the exertions marketplace, the family members, and public coverage which clarify the extraordinary feminization of poverty within the usa. Frances Fox Piven, urban collage of recent York

Lucid, cautious, and systematic, the publication builds a compelling reason for the unnecessary impoverishment skilled through thousands of yankee girls and provides a smart, lifelike time table for its aid.

Michael B. Katz, collage of Pennsylvania

This learn asks no matter if the feminization of poverty, the tendency of girls and their households to develop into nearly all of the bad, is exclusive to the us, the place the phenomenon used to be first came upon. Seven industrialized international locations, either capitalist and socialist, with diversified levels of dedication to social welfare are in comparison: Canada, Japan, France, Sweden, Poland, the Soviet Union, and the U.S.. In all the international locations the authors research information regarding girls, exertions marketplace stipulations, equalization rules, social welfare courses, and demographic variables similar to the charges of divorce and unmarried parenthood.

According to Goldberg and Kremen, it's attainable to foretell the feminization of poverty while 3 stipulations are current: (1) inadequate efforts to lessen paintings position and salary inequities for ladies; (2) the absence or ineffectiveness of social welfare courses that can redress the price, either monetary and private, of the twin position that ladies have assumed in industrialized societies; and (3) the presence of accelerating premiums of divorce and unmarried motherhood. An array of work industry and social welfare courses in use within the six different industrialized countries are then reviewed by means of the authors for attainable edition within the usa. this significant paintings should be a precious source for students around the educational disciplines of political technology, sociology, economics, social paintings, and women's studies.

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