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A Feminist Analysis of Welfare Reform: The Personal Responsibility Act of 1996

Author: Jimenez, Mary-Ann
Author Background:
Date 9/1/99
Type Journal
Journal Title: Affilia
Volume/Pages 14, 3, fall, 278-293.
Subject Matter Women
Abstract Presents a feminist analysis of the Personal Responsibility Act of 1996, which ended women s & children s federal entitlement to welfare. The congressional hearings preceding the act s passage are drawn on to argue that the act was crafted to discipline poor women who seemed to challenge traditional gender roles & deep-seated values about women s place in US society. 33 References. Adapted from the source document