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Poverty, Battered Women, and Work in U.S. Public Policy

Lisa D. Brush


This book analyses poverty and battering and the conventional wisdom that poses incentives to waged work as the best way to remedy women’s vulnerability in the economy and in relationships. The book presents findings from her multi-method approach to poverty, battering, and work in the policies and practices of the U.S. welfare and law-and-order states. The book draws from interviews with welfare recipients to distinguish conflicts about work and conflicts that interfere with work from conflicts that take place at work. It uses administrative data about earnings, welfare, and protective order ... More

Keywords: poverty, welfare state, battered women, abuse, public policy, protective order, feminism, coercive control

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195398502
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398502.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa D. Brush, author
Sociology Department, University of Pittsburgh
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